Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow and the screenplay was written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
Rated: PG-13 (movie contains sexual humor, language and comic violence)
Run Time: 1h 44min
Release Date: July 9, 2004 (USA)
Director: Adam McKay
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Seth Rogen, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Luke Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Fred Armisen and Vince Vaughn.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is the story of San Diego’s top rated and most beloved newsman in the city during the 1970’s. Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is the anchor and heads the Channel 4 news team comprised of legendary baseball player and now sports reporter Champ Kind (David Koechner), dim witted but lovable weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) and notorious ladies’ man and in-the-field reporter Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd). The team has been the top rated news team for five years running and have had a good run at the top.
The TV station has recently embraced the feminist movement and introduced more diversity by hiring a beautiful ambitious reporter named Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate). Ron and his team are visibly upset at the decision to add a woman to the broadcast. Ron is willing to play along at first as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking and other “female” interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being just eye candy and a pretty face and demand a fair shot at being an anchor woman everyone laughs her off. In the meantime, Ron has had a traffic altercation and was not going to make it to the studio in time for his broadcast. Suddenly, Veronica demands to sit in for Ron and she nails it. Tons of San Diegoan’s call in to voice their support of Veronica Corningstone and she is awarded the position of co-anchor. Ron Burgundy becomes increasingly jealous of her increasing popularity, the animosity between them gets bigger and it results in a bitter feud.
“I’m kind of a big deal. People know me.” – Ron Burgundy
“Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire and I killed a guy with a trident.” – Brick Tamland
“No, she gets a special cologne… It’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries… Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.” – Brian Fantana
“Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale’s vagina.” – Ron Burgundy
Official Movie Trailer
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy
Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone
Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana
Steve Carell as Brick Tamland
David Koechner as Champ Kind
Fred Willard as Ed Harken
Chris Parnell as Garth Holliday
Ben Stiller as Arturo Mendes
Luke Wilson as Frank Vitchard
Seth Rogen as Eager Cameraman
Kathryn Hahn as Helen
Fred Armisen as Tino
Vince Vaughn as Wes Mantooth
Jack Black as Motorcycle Rider
Danny Trejo as Bartender