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
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 »
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 »
In New York City there's a fine line between law and chaos. On that line live Danson and Highsmith.
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The end credits are displayed alongside a PowerPoint-style slideshow of statistics on corporate greed and government tolerance. See more »
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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