Tribute: Will Ferrell

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Adam McKay
USA 2004
94min
V'13

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.

Credits
  • David Koechner - Champ Kind
  • Will Ferrell - Ron Burgundy
  • Christina Applegate - Veronica Corningstone
  • 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
UPI
UPI Austria
DCP
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