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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 ... 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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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 »

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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ian Finch (Ricky Gervais) shares a surname with Chris Finch, the best friend of David Brent, Gervais' character in The Office (2001). See more »

Goofs

The Equadorians all speak to each other in English despite their native tongue being Spanish. See more »

Quotes

Ian Finch: Can I get a skim milk latte.
Claire Maddox: You on a diet?
Ian Finch: A bit, yeah. I had a medical, and apparently I'm 25% fat.
Claire Maddox: Is that bad?
Ian Finch: Yeah, it's more than some snacks.
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"Trailer Puppy .... Charlie" See more »

Connections

Remake of Special Correspondents (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

He'll Have to Go
Written by Audrey Allison / Joe Allison
Performed by Jim Reeves
Published by Music Sales Group
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment 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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