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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 18 December 2013 (USA)
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With the 1970s behind them, San Diego's top-rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York City's first twenty-four-hour news channel by storm.


Adam McKay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Ron Burgundy
Steve Carell ... Brick Tamland
Paul Rudd ... Brian Fantana
David Koechner ... Champ Kind
Christina Applegate ... Veronica Corningstone
Dylan Baker ... Freddie Shapp
Meagan Good ... Linda Jackson
Judah Nelson ... Walter Burgundy
James Marsden ... Jack Lime
Greg Kinnear ... Gary
Josh Lawson ... Kench Allenby
Kristen Wiig ... Chani Lastnamé
Fred Willard ... Ed Harken
Chris Parnell ... Garth
Harrison Ford ... Mack Tannen


Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who's an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world's first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron's newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love? Written by halo1k

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It's Kind of a Big Deal



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


A sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) had been in the works for several years, but stalled, even with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell taking pay cuts to keep the budget down. Paramount Pictures didn't like the numbers, and didn't agree to a sequel initially. However, the studio later decided to greenlight the sequel. See more »


There are shots of World-Wide Plaza in the NYC skyline. It wasn't built until 1989. See more »


Ron Burgundy: [repeated line, when he first meets Linda] Black!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits finish, we return to the scene where the news team scrambled for ideas for the "graveyard shift". Brick eats cookies under the table and waves goodbye to the audience. See more »

Alternate Versions

Five different cuts of the film exist, which was specially prepared for certain territories:
  • The US Theatrical Version (running for around 119 mins)
  • The UK/Australian Theatrical Version (running for around 118.5 mins)
  • The International Theatrical Version (running for around 113 mins)
  • The Extended Version (running for around 123 mins)
  • The Super-Size Version (running for around 143 mins)
The US Theatrical Version version does not appear on any Blu-ray releases outside of the United States. Similarly, the UK/Australian Theatrical Version is only available on Blu-ray in those two territories. Non-US and non-UK home video releases include only the International Theatrical Version, although the UK and Australia editions also include the Super-Size Version. See more »


Referenced in Film 2017: Episode dated 17 December 2013 (2013) See more »


Laundromat Love Song
Written by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Adam McKay
Performed by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig
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User Reviews

Not as good as the first one, but still a bunch of fun!
5 January 2014 | by sethmlandersSee all my reviews

I was a big fan of Anchorman for so long. Will Ferrell's performance is as the type of hero that is so unlikable to the point of ironically being likable and amusing. The jokes were vulgar yet great, it had a charmed that I remember, and the conflict of these characters really made it entertaining to watch. So when I heard all the hype about the sequel, I got eager. The trailers were well done and I had fairly high expectations.

Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed (for the most part) and at the same time, it was a great experience in the theater. The effort went all the way to deserve being a great sequel. As far as plot, the original one is better. However, the humor was slightly funnier than the first. I'll be honest I didn't enjoy the performance of the woman who played Linda, the actress for the part didn't feel right and her involvement in the story made me enjoy this movie less than its predecessor. I laughed a lot, especially at the recurring jokes, such as Brick going from grenade to futuristic gun, Brian going from perfume to condoms, or Champ frequently saying "Whammy!" as a catchphrase. I won't spoil anything, but get ready for the traditional random splooge of cameos during the fight, like the first one. It was so satisfying to see all these famous people show up unexpectedly, including Kanye, Drake, John C. Reilley, and Tina Fey to name a few.

Bottom line, although it might not be as good as the first one or even have the same charm, but it was a hilarious movie. It was brilliantly stupid, so don't go into the film expecting it to be an intelligent comedy. The only way to know whether you like it or is to see it. If you're a fan, it's a must-see. Otherwise, enjoy this movie, even if you hate it after wards!

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Release Date:

18 December 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anchorman: The Legend Continues See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »


Box Office


$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,232,425, 22 December 2013

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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