The Other Guys

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Overview

A desk-jockey detective and his tough-talking partner get their moment to shine in this buddy police comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and directed by Adam McKay Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. New York City detective Allen Gamble Ferrell is more comfortable pushing pencils than busting bad guys. A meticulous forensic accountant, his numbers are never off. Detective Terry Hoitz Wahlberg is Gamble's reluctant partner. Try as Detective Hoitz might to...
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Overview

A desk-jockey detective and his tough-talking partner get their moment to shine in this buddy police comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, and directed by Adam McKay Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. New York City detective Allen Gamble Ferrell is more comfortable pushing pencils than busting bad guys. A meticulous forensic accountant, his numbers are never off. Detective Terry Hoitz Wahlberg is Gamble's reluctant partner. Try as Detective Hoitz might to get back on the streets, an embarrassing encounter with Derek Jeter has left a sizable black mark on his permanent record. Detectives Danson Dwayne Johnson and Highsmith Samuel L. Jackson are the complete opposites of Gamble and Hoitz: unwaveringly confident, they always get their man, and they do it with style to spare. When the time comes for Gamble and Hoitz to prove their mettle and save the day, their incompetence becomes the stuff of legend.
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Editorial Reviews

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The opening sequence of the 2010 action comedy The Other Guys follows two hardcore, badass New York cops, Highsmith and Danson Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson, as they plow a pristine '71 Chevelle SS into a double-decker bus in recklessly awesome pursuit of some sharp-shooting collars. These smack-talking cowboys are the toast of the town, the gods of their precinct, the envy of their peers. They're also not the stars of the movie. The stars are Gamble and Hoitz, a couple of police desk jockeys who spend most of their work hours filling out the paperwork that hot-property cops like Highsmith and Danson never bother with. This is fine by Gamble Will Ferrell, an accountant at heart who chiefly handles crimes like building permit violations and listens to a steady stream of Little River Band. It's less fine by Hoitz Mark Wahlberg, who was once on the fast track to action-hero greatness as an officer, but whose career was derailed when he got a little nervous working crowd control at a Yankees game, and pissed off the entire city by shooting Derek Jeter. Hoitz's unexercised reserves of testosterone often come out in explosions of impotent rage about his wasted potential "I am a peacock! You've got to let me fly!" and threats that he'll punch his mild-mannered partner in the head. Soon enough, however, Gamble and Hoitz find themselves embroiled in an elaborate and sometimes convoluted plot surrounding a corrupt investor Steve Coogan. After a little routine investigation, the case proves to be huge, giving the two a second chance to become law-enforcement hotshots, complete with slow-motion boardroom gunfights, dangerously close explosions, and kickass one-liners. But, of course, this is an absurdist comedy, so the fact that the story oscillates between standard and inscrutable is 100 percent irrelevant. The script was clearly just a template for increasingly insane and non sequitur comedic improvisation, which runs the gamut from enjoyably silly to weirdly Dada-esque. A bizarre running joke about Ferrell's impossibly hot wife Eva Mendes gets funnier every time the movie revisits it, and Wahlberg might be even better at playing a hilariously exasperated, shvitzing parody of a tough guy than he is at playing the real thing. All this is to say, if you're interested in a Will Ferrell comedy in the first place à la Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, etc., this movie has what you're looking for -- and if you've seen enough buddy cop movies that you just want the chance to lampoon the whole genre a little bit, it's got that too.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2013
  • UPC: 043396426115
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 19,900

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Ferrell Det. Allen Gamble
Mark Wahlberg Det. Terry Hoitz
Eva Mendes Dr. Sheila Gamble
Michael Keaton Capt. Gene Mauch
Dwayne Johnson Det. Christopher Danson
Samuel L. Jackson Det. P.K. Highsmith
Steve Coogan David Ershon
Ray Stevenson Roger Wesley
Lindsay Sloane Francine
Natalie Zea Christinith
Rob Riggle Martin
Damon Wayans Jr. Fosse
Bobby Cannavale Jimmy
Zoe Lister-Jones Therapist
Adam McKay Dirty Mike
Viola Harris Mama Ramos
Anne Heche Pamela Boardman
Brooke Shields Herself
Rosie Perez Herself
Derek Jeter Himself
David Gideon Mayor
Michael G. Delaney Bob Littleford
Zach Woods Douglas
Andy Buckley Don Beaman
Rob Huebel Officer Watts
Brett Gelman Hal
Danielle Cell Brenda
Brianne Moncrief Ershon's Assistant
Oliver Wood Captain Salty
Ben Schwartz Beaman's Assistant
Jake Quinn Precinct Detective #1
Patrick Ferrell Precinct Detective #2
Will Lyman Voice Only
Josh Church Hot Dog Guy
Andrew Secunda Press Conference Reporter
Sara Chase Press Conference Reporter
Alison Becker Financial News Anchor
Warren Kelley NYSE Official
Ice-T Voice Only
Technical Credits
Adam McKay Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Margot Boccia Makeup
Adam Brandy Makeup
Jon Brion Score Composer
Dan Cangemi Special Effects Supervisor
Josh Church Associate Producer
William M. Connor Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Patrick Crowley Producer
Jessica Elbaum Associate Producer
Will Ferrell Producer
Jim Gloster Art Director
Clayton R. Hartley Production Designer
Mark Hawker Special Effects Supervisor
Chris Henchy Executive Producer, Screenwriter
David B. Householter Executive Producer
Allison Jones Casting
Rizelle Mendoza Associate Producer
Kevin J. Messick Executive Producer
Jimmy Miller Producer
Donald J. Mowat Makeup
Carol Ramsey Costumes/Costume Designer
Erica Weis Musical Direction/Supervision
Brent White Editor
Oliver Wood Cinematographer
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  • Posted April 27, 2013

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    I am not really a fan of Will Ferrell generally, but this movie

    I am not really a fan of Will Ferrell generally, but this movie had me laughing until I was in tears. As most people are probably aware it is a send-up of action movies like "Bad Boys" and it nails the satire perfectly. It isn't a cinematic masterpiece but it has lots of one-liners and really weird off-the-wall situations that make it one of the more unique comedies I've seen the last few years. Will Ferrell surprised me by playing more of a straight-guy role which was refreshing, Mark Wahlberg was brilliant as an impetuous loose-cannon cop, and Michael Keaton and Steve Coogan added a perfect mix of understated hilarity in supporting roles. The only flaw in the movie is that in the second half the plot loses steam and things sort of coast to the finish; there is an extended chase sequence which wouldn't have been out of place in the sort of movie this was spoofing, but which didn't add anything to the humour and seemed to mess up the flow of the movie. If the movie had been 15 minutes shorter it might deserve five stars, but even with the digression it is a solid four. The humour here is consistent and legitimately funny; you will be quoting this movie for years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2011

    A very good movie

    this is a very good movie. Will Ferrell is a good acter in all his movies, but he was exspecialy good in this one.

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