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Special Correspondents (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Director:

Ricky Gervais

Writer:

Ricky Gervais

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Finch
Eric Bana ... Frank
Vera Farmiga ... Eleanor
Kelly Macdonald ... Claire
Kevin Pollak ... Mallard
America Ferrera ... Brigida
Raúl Castillo ... Domingo
Benjamin Bratt ... Baker
Kim Ramirez ... Brenda
Jim Norton ... Rent Boy #1
Bob Banks Bob Banks ... Crime Scene Officer
Jonathan Langdon ... Bellboy
Glen Grant Glen Grant ... Perry
Duane Murray ... Sacha
Ryan F. Hughes Ryan F. Hughes ... Barman
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Storyline

A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fake news. Real disaster.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hírhajhászok See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The way in which Finch (Ricky Gervais) buys a coffee for Claire at the end of the film is reminiscent of how Karl Pilkington, a close friend and colleague of Gervais, met his girlfriend. She bought him a hot chocolate. See more »

Goofs

The Aircraft Frank and Finch return home from Ecuador IN shows the registration number AS being simply "GSTG". In actuality, this Bombardier Challenger 605 has the Canadian registration number of "C-GSTG", the Canadian International code prefix of "C-" having been OBVIOUSLY whited out. Had this been an Ecuadorian civil aircraft, it would have an "HC-" prefix, and thus would have been "HC-GSTG". See more »

Quotes

Claire Maddox: Be careful - both of you - obviously. It will be dangerous.
Frank Bonneville: Danger's my middle name...
Ian Finch: Mine's Dennis...
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Crazy Credits

"Trailer Puppy .... Charlie" See more »

Connections

Remake of Envoyés très spéciaux (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Times
Written by Nile Rodgers (as Nile Rogers) / Bernard Edwards
Performed by Chic
Published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC / Warner/Chappell Music Inc.
Licensed courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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Not as bad as some reviews say
2 May 2016 | by charlieinmanciSee all my reviews

Granted, it's not a movie you got out of your way to see.

But, it is just a nice film to watch. I would regard it as casual, it's one of them movies you go , well i have a couple hours to kill might as well see that.

Great movie to have on in the background.

It's slow paced relatively predictable, i do think it contains more English humor then American, but i don't think it's meant to do real big laugh out loud moments.

Not every movie should have you on the edge of your seat.

Happily watch it again


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