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Ted (2012)

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John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend, Lori.

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Seth MacFarlane

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Seth MacFarlane (screenplay by), Alec Sulkin (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 13 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... John Bennett
Mila Kunis ... Lori Collins
Seth MacFarlane ... Ted (voice)
Joel McHale ... Rex
Giovanni Ribisi ... Donny
Patrick Warburton ... Guy
Matt Walsh ... Thomas
Jessica Barth ... Tami-Lynn
Aedin Mincks ... Robert
Bill Smitrovich ... Frank
Patrick Stewart ... Narrator (voice)
Norah Jones ... Norah Jones
Sam J. Jones ... Sam Jones (as Sam Jones)
Tom Skerritt ... Tom Skerritt
Bretton Manley ... Young John (as Brett Manley)
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Storyline

John makes a Christmas miracle happen by bringing his one and only friend to life, his teddy bear. The two grow up together and John must then choose to stay with his girlfriend or keep his friendship with his crude and extremely inappropriate teddy bear, Ted. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ted is coming.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Teddy Bear See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$54,415,205, 1 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$218,815,487

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$549,368,315
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated) | (unrated DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ted and John's friendship is similar to Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin. Winnie the Pooh (or Pooh for short.) was based on an old plush teddy bear, originally named Edward Bear, that A.A. Milne gave his son, Christopher Robin Milne, in August 1921,as a present for his first birthday. In fact, a live-action Winnie the Pooh movie called "Christopher Robin (2018)" basically had the same story premise as this movie, but it is a Disney movie, and more family friendly then this movie's adult vulgarities. See more »

Goofs

When Ted and John sit in the park and attempt to smoke pot, the bench is right next to the tree trunk. After they are approached by Donny and his son, they are shown again sitting on the same bench that is now several feet to the left of the tree trunk. See more »

Quotes

John: [Imitating Ted] Hey Johnny, I just had a great idea. Let's go get drunk and puke on cars on the overpass.
Ted: Oh, come on! I do not sound that much like Peter Griffin!
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Crazy Credits

At the start of the movie, the Universal 'planet earth' signature sequence appears, and the narration begins. As the narration continues, the camera zooms in to the logo, "Google Earth Style" eventually centering on the action in the young John Bennet's home town. See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film proved to be a huge success in Germany, it was re-released in several cities with two different dubbings. One features Ted speaking with a Bavarian accent, the other has him speaking in Berlinerisch. See more »

Connections

References Jurassic Park III (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Find Myself Again
Written by Tim Mercer, Chris Bird, Kevin Burt, and Rob McGary
Performed by Daphne
Courtesy of Mercer Records
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Just plain vulgar and crude
16 November 2012 | by safeguideSee all my reviews

This is a story that tries to be funny by putting a dirty mouth, vulgar and sickening frat boy persona in a teddy bear. With all the skills of animating such a bear, it could have done something uplifting, but the happy ending is a sham. I felt tricked to watch this movie. It made me so upset that I actually wasted my time on this. I kept wishing there was some redeeming value to this movie but there wasn't. This movie puts the worst of human nature out there and makes it appear good. Who could come up with such a story line that is so nasty? The story line is so pathetic and uncreative telling a story that's been told many times over. Definitely not for your kids or teens. And people wonder why we have an attitude problem with young people in the US. This is a case in point.


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