• Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Release Date: July 9th, 2004

DVD Release Date: December 28th, 2004

PG-13 |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Hotshot television anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news -- that is, until the talented female journalist begins to outshine Burgundy on air. Soon he grows jealous, begins a bitter feud with Veronica and eventually makes a vulgar slip on live TV that ruins his career. However, when an outrageous story breaks at the San Diego Zoo, Ron may get a chance to redeem himself.

Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Vince Vaughn

Director: Adam McKay

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Apatow Productions

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Love, Revenge, Rivalry, Playful, 1970s, Fall, Madcap

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael SragowBaltimore Sun

    To discover why movie fans are screaming for more Will Ferrell, and to savor the work of improv wizards like Carell, go see Anchorman. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The sweet spirit that made last year's "Elf" such a success has curdled considerably.

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Does make you laugh even if you hate yourself for doing so. A creation of former "Saturday Night Live" colleagues, the comedy plays like an extended skit with bits of improvisation and several slightly extended sequences. show more

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