Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Adam McKay
USA, 2004
94min, OF

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Adam McKay
USA, 2004
, 94min, OF

Will Ferrell
Ron Burgundy
Christina Applegate
Veronica Corningstone
David Koechner
Champ Kind
Paul Rudd
Brian Fantana
Steve Carell
Brick Tamland
Vince Vaughn
Wes Mantooth
Will Ferrell
Adam McKay
Mark Mangini
Jim Stuebe
Thomas Ackerman
Brent White
Alex Wurman
Clayton R. Hartley
Debra McGuire

DreamWorks Pictures, Apatow Productions, Herzog-Cowen Entertainment

This cult comedy launched the stratospheric careers of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell, making them household names in the process. The unlikely story of mayhem and madness involves the introduction of Veronica Corningstone (the fantastic Christina Applegate), the first female anchor, to the channel 6 news team in San Diego. The subsequent fall-out forms the basis for the rest of the movie, but plot is not what’s important. What drives this film is the laughs and the endlessly quotable dialogue, line after absurd line. “The star-making performance from Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy isn’t even the best thing about this film – the entire cast is just perfect. Steve Carell as Brick Tamland, dopey weatherman and king of the non-sequitur, shines in every scene. Champ Kind, sports reporter (played by David Koechner), provides a mean-spirited charm with an emotional centre. Paul Rudd, as Brian Fantana, shows an impressive comedic side that is beyond the usual rom-com drivel that he is usually involved with, and results in some of his funniest ever scenes.” (Rob Batchelor)   

On November 6th in the presence of Will Ferrell.