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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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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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

The episode of SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) that Ted and John watch in the beginning is "Procrastination" from SpongeBob SquarePants: Procrastination/I'm with Stupid (2001). This is fitting as the two are lazily chilling on the couch, making John late for work. See more »

Goofs

When Rex goes to talk to Lori at her office desk, the shot shows him with his hair combed back, next shot, his hair is a different style with more camera light. In the next shot it's back to the original combed back look with the darker camera lighting. See more »

Quotes

John: Ted!
Ted: I'm alive, Johnny!
John: Oh, my God!
Ted: I'm alive. Your magical wish worked!
John: You're back!
Ted: Yeah, I mean, when you sewed me up you put some of the stuffing in the wrong places, so I'm a little fucked up. But will you take care of me forever and ever?
[starts laughing]
Ted: I'm just kidding you. I thought it would be funny if you thought I was fucking retarded.
John: You asshole!
Ted: Come here, you bastard. Ha-ha! Ah!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits were supposed to start with "Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital Presents" as shown in the trailers/commercials and the back of the DVD/Blu-Ray covers. But, for unknown reasons, it starts with "Media Rights Capital Presents" and "Universal Pictures Presents" in the actual movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

On TV broadcasts, any instance of the word "fuck" has been muted, dubbed over, or replaced by a sound effect. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 30 June 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunder Buddies
Music and Lyrics by Alec Sulkin, Wellesley Wild and Seth MacFarlane
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
A party of a film... not for the easily offended
3 July 2012 | by JeffTheBadgerSee all my reviews

I really should start this with a warning: This film is not for everyone! If you are easily offended (by swearing, sexual references, casual racism and various stereotypes) then you should read no further and give this one a miss. However, if you are a fan of Seth MacFarlane's other projects (Family Guy, American Dad) and maybe you call yourself an "80's child" (so many pop culture references to this time) you are going to love this.

Sure some parts are a little disjointed, the story seems vaguely familiar and the "moral" of it kind of gets lost but quite frankly, it's just so darn funny none of that matters. The script is hilarious, the cameos are fantastic and the soundtrack is perfect.

Ted himself is well animated and Seth (apart from sounding a little like Peter Griffin) voices him with the usual competence. Mark Wahlberg delivers exactly what we have come to expect from him, and the rest of the cast seem to have had fun filming, which comes across in the various performances no matter how big or small. The acceptance and interaction of everyone with a living teddy-bear adds to the simple joy of this film, and you find yourself happy to watch and not question why nobody is fazed by this. TED is a laugh a minute, party of a film and I, for one, can't wait to see it again.


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