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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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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 »

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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

Gene Mauch (Michael Keaton) is named for the real-life baseball manager of the same name, who piloted the California Angels to division championships in 1982 and 1986. Will Ferrell is an Angels fan. 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 »


Soundtracks

Icky Thump
Written by Jack White (as Jack White III)
Performed by The White Stripes
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing and Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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A hidden gem !
28 December 2015 | by hkritikos2004See all my reviews

A hidden gem ! Thats what I think about this movie while this is definitely not a 6,6/10 movie ! I have seen it many times and I can say that it gets better and better every time . Will Ferrell & Mark Wahlberg seemed to be a great duo with Michael Keaton as a surprise ! All of those 3 as main characters worked great in their roles giving as a result great laughs ! Michael Keaton was a blast in a role that reminded me a bit of " Mr. Mom " 30 years later .

This film served as great entertainment with its colorful cast and plot twists, while the plot was as good as it can get for this kind of comedy . After watching it for the first time years ago I hoped for a part 2 as the end of it could easily give birth a second part. I hope even after all those years a part 2 will take place so we could see all these great actors once again all together !

Overall, this is a great movie with a mix of a ton of laughs and some action all rolled into one. If you're looking for a pick-me-up or to laugh hysterically, this is undoubtedly the movie for you.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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