Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

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  • IMDb page: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
  • Rate: 6.8/10 total 47,841 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 18 December 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 119 min | 143 min (extended version)
  • Filming Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Budget: $50,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $2,175,312 (USA) (14 March 2014)
  • Director: Adam McKay
  • Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Andrew Feltenstein  John Nau   
  • Soundtrack: Broadway Boogie Down
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Sea World | Fame | Character Says I Love You | Beach | Eye Surgery

Writing Credits By:

  • Will Ferrell (written by) &
  • Adam McKay (written by)
  • Will Ferrell (characters) &
  • Adam McKay (characters)

Known Trivia

  • Prior to filming, several thousand dollars of worth of filming and production equipment were stolen from the warehouse it was being stored in. 147 of 167 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • After reading his first GNN broadcast, Ron gives a fist pump and says a quiet “Yes! Nailed it!” that mirrors Veronica’s from the original film. 33 of 35 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • The last Paramount Pictures film to be released on 35mm film in the United States and Canada. 32 of 34 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • A sequel had been in the works for years but stalled, even with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell taking pay cuts to keep the budget down. Paramount Pictures didn’t like the numbers and didn’t agree to a sequel initially. However, the studio later decided to greenlight the sequel. 28 of 31 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • A role was offered to Jennifer Lawrence but she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. 140 of 183 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When speaking with Empire Magazine, director Adam McKay confirmed that there won’t be plans to make a third film. 14 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When Ron and Veronica are called in to Mack Tannen’s (Harrison Ford) office at the start of the film, Tannen comes face to face with Veronica and moves her hair. Ron then says “You like-a da merchandise ehh” quoting a line from Watto in the movie Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Harrison Ford played Han Solo in the Star Wars movies. 14 of 16 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Meryl Streep was rumored to have a cameo. 62 of 130 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • When Champ is talking about sport for GNN and baseball highlights are shown, a few of the scenes are of the West Michigan White Caps baseball team from Grand Rapids Michigan. 24 of 47 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Scenes on the beach were filmed on and near Sea Island and Jekyll Island, GA. 24 of 50 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Goofs: Continuity: When Ron and Linda have a saucy discussion, the collar on Ron's jacket changes from being messed up and sitting upright to sitting nicely.

Plot: With the 70s behind him, San Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York's first 24-hour news channel by storm. Full summary »  »

Story: Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who’s an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world’s first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron’s newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love? Written byhalo1k

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Produced By:

  • Judd Apatow known as producer
  • Jessica Elbaum known as executive producer
  • Will Ferrell known as producer
  • David B. Householter known as executive producer (as David Householter)
  • Adam McKay known as producer
  • Kevin J. Messick known as executive producer (as Kevin Messick)

FullCast & Crew:

  • Will Ferrell known as Ron Burgundy
  • Steve Carell known as Brick Tamland
  • Paul Rudd known as Brian Fantana
  • David Koechner known as Champ Kind
  • Christina Applegate known as Veronica Corningstone
  • Dylan Baker known as Freddie Shapp
  • Meagan Good known as Linda Jackson
  • Judah Nelson known as Walter Burgundy
  • James Marsden known as Jack Lime
  • Greg Kinnear known as Gary
  • Josh Lawson known as Kench Allenby
  • Kristen Wiig known as Chani Lastnamé
  • Fred Willard known as Ed Harken
  • Chris Parnell known as Garth
  • Harrison Ford known as Mack Tannen
  • Bill Kurtis known as Narrator (voice)
  • June Diane Raphael known as Chani's Boss
  • Tom Clark known as Curtis Knightfish
  • Jennifer Gullick known as Diane Yahwea
  • Aubrey Graham known as Soul Brother (as Aubrey Drake Graham)
  • Daisy Pareja known as Lupita
  • Pearl McKay known as Sea World Kid
  • Axel Ferrell known as Sea World Kid
  • Magnus Ferrell known as Sea World Kid
  • Mattias Ferrell known as Sea World Kid
  • Eliza Coupe known as Sea World Trainer
  • Matt Rebenkoff known as Sea World Security Guard
  • Paul Schneider known as Sea World Security Guard
  • Brian F. Durkin known as Sea World Manager (as Brian Durkin)
  • Zoe Myers known as Whammy Chicken Girl
  • Clark Sarullo known as Whammy Chicken Girl
  • Billy Woods known as Whammy Chicken Customer
  • Anna Enger known as Brian's Female Assistant
  • George Faughnan known as Brian's Male Assistant
  • Paul Chappell known as Jack Lime's Sports Anchor
  • Fred Galle known as Jack Lime's Weatherman
  • Patrick J. Williams known as Jack Lime's Field Reporter (as Patrick Williams)
  • Jamie Moore known as GNN Stage Manager
  • Matt Cornwell known as GNN Director (as Matthew Cornwell)
  • Dane Davenport known as GNN Crew Member
  • Dan Triandiflou known as GNN Producer
  • James Smith known as WBC Producer
  • David Silverman known as WBC Stage Manager (as David Marshall Silverman)
  • Dave Pileggi known as Linda's Assistant
  • Clay Stapleford known as Bar Patron
  • Jayson Warner Smith known as Guy with Knife in Head
  • David Dwyer known as Redneck
  • Courtney Patterson known as Housewife
  • Kelly Tippens known as Housewife
  • Jon Hayden known as Ad Sales Guy (as Jon Nicol Hayden)
  • Ron Prather known as Priest
  • Gary Weeks known as Scout Leader
  • Stephanie Ming known as Woman in Bikini Top
  • Kellen Marcus known as Underwear Model
  • L. Warren Young known as Linda's Father
  • Darlene French known as Linda's Mother
  • E. Roger Mitchell known as Linda's Brother
  • Michael Menapace known as Yasser Arafat
  • Patricia French known as Crowd Member at Ice Rink
  • Paula Pell known as Crowd Member at Ice Rink
  • Andrew Feltenstein known as Band at Ice Rink
  • John Nau known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Mia D. Braswell known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Simuel Campbell known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Micah Stampley known as Band at Ice Rink
  • Wilbur Fitzgerald known as Dr. Brangley
  • Karen Beyer known as Music Teacher
  • Brian Steele known as Were-Hyena / Minotaur
  • Sacha Baron Cohen known as BBC News Anchor
  • Marion Cotillard known as Canadian Anchor
  • Michael Neeson known as History Channel Reporter
  • Will Smith known as ESPN Reporter
  • Kirsten Dunst known as El Trousias Maiden of the Clouds
  • Joe Washington known as Minister
  • Rachel Acuna known as Show Spectator (uncredited)
  • Matt Amick known as GNN Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Evan D Anderson known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Larry A. Brewer known as Recital & Emmy Guest (uncredited)
  • Jessica Brown known as Lady in Shower (uncredited)
  • Tim Campione known as Recital Parent (uncredited)
  • Frederick Carpenter known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Jim Carrey known as CBC News Anchor (uncredited)
  • Charles Casey known as Whammy Chicken Customer (uncredited)
  • Steve Coulter known as Judge (uncredited)
  • Ellie Decker known as Dinner Guest (uncredited)
  • Gelin DiGennaro known as GNN Field Reporter (uncredited)
  • Tina Fey known as Entertainment Tonight Reporter (uncredited)
  • Lisa Finlayson known as Anchorwoman (uncredited)
  • William Frasca known as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Victor Gage known as Native Anchorman (uncredited)
  • Chris Gethard known as (uncredited)
  • Jeff Matthew Glover known as Ice Skater (uncredited)
  • Sheepdog David Grant known as Sea World Visitor – Pearl's Dad or Uncle (uncredited)
  • Tony Guerrero known as International Newscaster (uncredited)
  • Dawn Hamil known as Producers Assistant / Office Girl (uncredited)
  • Gary Hardt known as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Lauren Henneberg known as Upscale Guest (uncredited)
  • Rose Hughes known as Sea World Member (uncredited)
  • C.C. Ice known as GNN Office Assistant (uncredited)
  • David Itchkawitz known as Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
  • Ginger Jensen known as Recital Parent (uncredited)
  • King known as Laundromat Guy (uncredited)
  • Colin Lacativa known as Recital Patron (uncredited)
  • T. Alloy Langenfeld known as Russian News Broadcaster (uncredited)
  • Daniel T. Martin known as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Alberto David Mercado known as Sea World Background (uncredited)
  • Gary Miller known as GNN Newsroom Reporter (uncredited)
  • Liam Neeson known as History Channel Host (uncredited)
  • Ryan R. Nitsch known as Park Visitor (uncredited)
  • Robert F. Nixon known as Dad at Sea World (uncredited)
  • Kate Nowlin known as Mom with Kids (uncredited)
  • John J. Palomino known as Recital Attendee (uncredited)
  • Carly Jordan Pancher known as Sea World Girl Splashed by Dolphin (uncredited)
  • David Pascua known as GNN Field Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Christopher Payne known as WBC Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Courtney Pennington known as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Kimberly Pfeffer known as Weathergirl (uncredited)
  • Arvell Poe known as Soul Train Dancer / GNN Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Amy Poehler known as Entertainment Tonight Reporter (uncredited)
  • Brandi Quinn known as GNN Office Assistant (uncredited)
  • Paul Vincent Rapisarda known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Dennis Rees known as N.Y.P.D. Officer (uncredited)
  • John C. Reilly known as The Ghost of Stonewall Jackson (uncredited)
  • Joel Rogers known as Debonair Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Shade Rupe known as Sunglasses Salesman (uncredited)
  • Nancy Sandlin known as Recital Parent (uncredited)
  • Gina Santiago known as Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Richard Saxton known as GNN News Anchor (uncredited)
  • Lori Beth Sikes known as Tina (uncredited)
  • Dave Simmons known as Producer (uncredited)
  • Sarah E. Spencer known as GNN Assistant (uncredited)
  • Matthew Stanton known as Skinny Guy (uncredited)
  • Natalie Taylor known as GNN / Jack Lime's Secretary (uncredited)
  • Randall Taylor known as American Anchor #3 (uncredited)
  • Don Teems known as Recital Audience Member (uncredited)
  • Kevin Tomkins known as Bill – GNN Technical Director (uncredited)
  • Rob Tunstall known as 1970's Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Vince Vaughn known as Wes Mantooth (uncredited)
  • Ken Venzke known as SeaWorld Reporter / Heckler (uncredited)
  • Kanye West known as MTV Host (uncredited)
  • Hannah Westerfield known as Child of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Luke Westerfield known as Child of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Tony Westerfield known as Dad of Young Family (uncredited)
  • Kelli Wilcoxen known as Nurse (uncredited)
  • Amanda Q Williams known as Swanky Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Nickolas Wolf known as Science Fair Kid (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Lance Aldredge known as hair stylist
  • Stephanie Barnes known as additional makeup artist
  • Bridget Cook known as department head hairstylist
  • Amber Crowe known as additional makeup artist
  • Lawrence Davis known as hair stylist
  • Vanessa Davis known as assistant hair stylist
  • Kimberly Jones known as makeup artist
  • Katie Kilkenny known as key makeup artist: San Diego
  • Micah Laine known as makeup artist
  • Sarah Mays known as third makeup artist
  • Bernadette Mazur known as makeup department head
  • Breanne McNally known as key hairstylist: San Diego
  • Paul Molnar known as makeup artist
  • Monty Schuth known as key hair stylist
  • Aida Scuffle known as makeup artist
  • Keitric Starks known as makeup artist
  • Colleen Wheeler known as assistant hair stylist
  • Joani Yarbrough known as hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Rose Ashikyan known as props
  • Todd Bennett known as plaster foreman
  • Aprile Lanza Boettcher known as composite artist
  • Danny Brown known as set designer
  • Richard Brunton known as leadman
  • Robert Bullock Jr. known as propmaker
  • Sam Carter known as set dresser
  • Cristina Lucia Cesari known as buyer
  • John R. Elliott known as construction coordinator (as John Elliott)
  • Zachary Fannin known as graphic designer
  • Zachary Fannin known as prop graphics
  • Jared Fleury known as props
  • Carol Francoso known as on set painter
  • Toniet Gallego known as prop person
  • Seth Gardner known as stage foreman
  • Alex Hill known as storyboard artist (as Alex Hillkurtz)
  • Jessica Jackson known as art department
  • Mark Keever known as set dresser gang boss
  • Chelsea Leonowicz known as set decoration coordinator
  • Eddy Mayer known as storyboard artist
  • Brooke McBryde known as construction medic
  • Alex McCarroll known as set designer
  • Mark Nave known as propmaker
  • Tripp Norton known as on set dresser
  • Vera Smith known as set decoration buyer
  • Ann Stacy known as lead scenic
  • Craig Stanley known as artist
  • Adam Tankell known as graphic designer
  • John Thomason known as set painter
  • William Thompson known as scenic industrial
  • Cedar Valentine known as art department coordinator
  • Steven David Walton known as set dresser
  • Jerry West known as greensman
  • Nina A. White known as art department assistant (as Nina Arbulu White)
  • Elaina Winter known as set dresser
  • Lisa Yeiser known as graphic designer


Production Companies:

  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Apatow Productions
  • Gary Sanchez Productions

Other Companies:

  • Animal Actors Sweet Sunshine  animals
  • CBS Television Studios  courtesy of ("Star Trek")
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems (uncredited)
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • Discovery Channel  footage provided by
  • Global Protective Services  security services
  • Intelligent Media  international monitoring agency (uncredited)
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • MGM Media Licensing  courtesy of ("BloodSport")
  • NYP Holdings  courtesy of (use of New York Post) (as NYP Holdings, Inc.)
  • National Geographic  footage provided by (as National Geographic Creative)
  • Republic Records  soundtrack
  • Sessions Payroll Management  extras payroll services
  • Sony Pictures Television  courtesy of ("Diff'rent Strokes")
  • Soul Train Holdings  courtesy of ("Soul Train") (as Soul Train Holdings, LLC)
  • Sync OnSet  continuity software
  • Zuccarini Watershot  underwater camera housing equipment (uncredited)


  • Paramount Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2013) (UK) (theatrical)
  • United International Pictures (UIP) (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Japan (2014) (Japan) (DVD)
  • Paramount Japan (2014) (Japan) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Lola Visual Effects

Visual Effects by:

  • Drew Beekler known as compositor
  • Vincent Blin known as flame artist
  • Dan Bollwerk known as visual effects artist
  • Robin T. Brown known as compositor
  • Robert J. Bruce known as compositor
  • Wilson Cameron known as visual effects producer
  • Zac Campbell known as digital compositor
  • Alex Cheparev known as asset lead
  • Ryan Cunningham known as visual effects coordinator
  • Christopher DeVito known as cg animator/rigger
  • Wes Dorough known as data wrangler
  • Mike Elizalde known as creature effects
  • Joshua Frankel known as previs supervisor
  • Greg Groenekamp known as senior compositor
  • Jep Hill known as CG supervisor
  • Timothy Hoffman known as senior look development and lighting artist
  • da Suel Kim known as visual effects artist
  • Franz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Lenz Kol known as digital compositor
  • Randy Krueger known as digital compositor
  • Gong Myung Lee known as CG supervisor
  • Dave Levine known as flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Mark Lieberman known as lead paint & roto artist
  • Tim Llewellyn known as compositing supervisor (Mr X Gotham)
  • Nicole Lynch known as visual effects producer: Mr. X Gotham
  • Erin W. Nash known as digital compositor
  • Ken Nielsen known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Robert Olsson known as visual effects artist
  • Allison Paul known as visual effects associate producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Jennifer Ramos known as visual effects coordinator
  • Eric J. Robertson known as visual effects supervisor
  • Justin Rogers-CdeBaca known as visual effects production assistant
  • Alek Vacura known as modeler
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, drug use, language and comic violence (cut version)


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