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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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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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6 August 2010 (USA)  »

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The B Team  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,543,162, 8 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$119,219,978

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,432,927
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During an episode of Big Brother (2000), the house guests competed in a luxury challenge to see an advance screening of the film. Although they weren't actually in the house, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg made an on-screen video appearance. See more »

Goofs

In the closing credits, the globe is rotating in the incorrect direction. The Earth rotates counterclockwise, not clockwise. 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

Let the Dragon Loose
Written by Adam McKay and Orr Rebhun
Performed by Gordon Thunder Bitch
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Laughs at all ages!!
9 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw the film with my 60-year-old mom and my teenage son and we all cracked up throughout the film--sometimes at different things and to different degrees. That's touching a true cross-section!! Although the latter 1/3 of the movie isn't quite as funny as the first 2/3, it still brought the laughs. I can't imagine why anyone who enjoyed Will Ferrell in Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and Step Brothers would give this movie anything below 7 stars.

Maybe the reviewer who said that everyone didn't get the comic references was on to something...although I can't imagine why people wouldn't. There are humorous references about modern technology, sports, pimpin', geriatrics, !! Who can't find something in one of those to laugh at?!? lol

I say DEFINITELY check it out for yourself! I needed a good laugh and I got one...even some true tears of laughter.


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