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The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 August 2010 (USA)
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Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

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Adam McKay
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3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Allen Gamble
Derek Jeter ... Derek Jeter
Mark Wahlberg ... Terry Hoitz
Eva Mendes ... Dr. Sheila Gamble
Michael Keaton ... Captain Gene Mauch
Larnell Stovall ... Rasta
Jalil Jay Lynch ... Rasta
Roy T. Anderson ... Rasta
Ray Stevenson ... Roger Wesley
Samuel L. Jackson ... P.K. Highsmith
Andrew Secunda ... Press Conference Reporter
Sara Chase ... Press Conference Reporter
Dwayne Johnson ... Christopher Danson
David Gideon ... Mayor
Joshua Church Joshua Church ... Hot Dog Guy (as Josh Church)
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Storyline

Terry Hoitz's past mistakes in the line of duty and Allen Gamble's reluctance to take risks have landed them the roles of the "Other Guys", disgraced New York City police detectives relegated to filling out paperwork for cocky hero cops Danson and Highsmith. The mismatched duo must look past their differences when they take on a high-profile investigation of shady capitalist David Ershon and attempt to fill the shoes of the notoriously reckless officers they idolize. Written by The Massie Twins

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When the cops are busy... Our only hope is... See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The role of Detective Highsmith was originally written with Michael Chiklis in mind. However, when offered the part, he turned it down to avoid typecasting, after the series finale of his acclaimed police drama, The Shield (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Captain Mauch is giving the pep talk at his Bed Bath and Beyond job, he says there is a serial rapist in Crown Heights. He works as a cop in Manhattan, Crown Heights is in Brooklyn. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: In New York City there's a fine line between law and chaos. On that line live Danson and Highsmith.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are displayed alongside a PowerPoint-style slideshow of statistics on corporate greed and government tolerance. See more »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Accidental Movie Deaths (2015) See more »

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We Trying to Stay Alive
Written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb, John Forte,
Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel (as Samuel Michel)
Performed by Wyclef Jean featuring John Forte and Pras Michel
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Stayin' Alive"
Performed by The Bee Gees
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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I couldn't stop laughing
5 June 2016 | by Clarets2016See all my reviews

I don't normally write reviews but after reading some of the awful reviews some people wrote about this film I had to come to its defence.

This film had me laughing from start to finish. If you like the silliness of Will Ferrell films or the humour in Ted then you will love this film. The comedy can be played very deadpan despite the surrealness (is that a word) of the situation. The comic timing is great and the chemistry between all the main characters is excellent. When I saw this film only had a 6.7 IMDb rating I was a little reluctant to watch it but I saw the trailer and that drew me in. I didn't regret it.

If you want some great laughs, watch this film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The B Team See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,543,162, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$119,219,978

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,458,922
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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