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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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Adam McKay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Allen Gamble
Derek Jeter ... Derek Jeter
Mark Wahlberg ... Terry Hoitz
Eva Mendes ... Dr. Sheila Gamble
Michael Keaton ... Captain Gene Mauch
Larnell Stovall ... Rasta
Jalil Jay Lynch ... Rasta
Roy T. Anderson ... Rasta
Ray Stevenson ... Roger Wesley
Samuel L. Jackson ... P.K. Highsmith
Andrew Secunda ... Press Conference Reporter
Sara Chase ... Press Conference Reporter
Dwayne Johnson ... Christopher Danson
David Gideon ... Mayor
Joshua Church Joshua Church ... Hot Dog Guy (as Josh Church)
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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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NY's finest were busy. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

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Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The B Team See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,543,162, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$119,219,978

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$170,432,927
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| (unrated)

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2.35 : 1
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The film features one Oscar winner: Adam McKay; and four Oscar nominees: Steve Coogan, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, and Mark Wahlberg. See more »

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When they receive the glasses of water from the assistant the doors are actually quite a distance from the desk, yet as you see the assistant come through them with the water she is right at their chairs in the next shot when it would've taken her much longer to get to them. You can tell that no extra time had elapsed because the dialogue was continuous. See more »

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[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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In the unrated version, the joke that Terry tells Allen after the credits finish rolling is different than the one he tells in the theatrical version. See more »

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References A Night at the Roxbury (1998) See more »

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The Other Guys: An Excellent Action Comedy and Satire
29 October 2018 | by monkeysgaloreSee all my reviews

I have to say, I did not expect this film to be as good as it was. Another great addition to the buddy cop genre, as well as a satire of it, this film has huge laughs, and good action sequences. I really can not for the life of me understand why this movie catches so much hate as I've seen in other reviews here. Yes, there are some weak points, as with any movie, but the good HEAVILY overshadows the bad.

Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg star as Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz, two under-achieving New York cops who, along with everyone else on the force, live in the shadow of the two supercops, Christopher Danson (Dwayne Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson). When an unexpected turn of events puts Danson and Highsmith out of commission, Allen and Terry decide to step up and take on an investigation of their own, leading to a tangle with foreign operatives, and an arrogant billionaire.

The Other Guys knows what it wants to be, and it achieves its goal in spades. People should know what they're getting into with this, as it delivers exactly what it advertises; a spoof of the 'buddy cop' genre, and a fast-paced action comedy for anyone to enjoy.

I don't understand how a lot of people cannot find anything in this movie funny. From start to finish, I found it hilarious, and laughed out loud several times. There's just as much smart humor and witty interplay between characters as there is random, often weird humor that is present in many of Ferrel's films, and the writing manages to balance the smart humor and the random, sometimes dumb humor very well. There are definitely some loud, sometimes obnoxious moments, such as Ferrel's occasional outbursts, and his 'Gator' emotional episodes, especially the "Pimps Don't Cry" music number, but aside from those small instances, I really had a ball watching this.

The movie starts, and ends, with action, and in between are a bunch of great moments. There's an intense opening car chase, a parking lot fight scene, an office building shootout, and an intense-action-packed final car chase and standoff that I really enjoyed, especially considering the tone of the film. I think it's important to note that even though this film is, at heart, a comedy, the action remains serious, and it's never really slapstick or funny. The first and last car chases were especially entertaining, and they felt very "Bad Boys"-ish.

Ferrel and Wahlberg have great chemistry, and their constant bickering and clashing of personalities really is consistently funny. They both throw themselves into their roles, and their dedication made this movie that much more fun. Ferrell is hilarious, time and again proving himself as one of the best comedy actors out there (you can't help but laugh just by looking at him), and Wahlberg is one of my favorite actors, so it was a joy to watch them together. Michael Keaton also delivered a hilarious, underrated performance, so props to him.

Overall, I highly, highly recommend it, to both fans of the genre, and fans of the actors. 10/10.


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