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The Other Guys

  • 2010
  • PG-13
  • 107min
  • 78%
  • 6.7 / 10

Set out to prove themselves worthy of respect, two mismatched desk cops take matters into their own hands to solve a huge crime when the opportunity presents itself.

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Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are longtime collaborators whose works have enjoyed dominance in the comedy genre scene, so it does not come as a surprise that several actors and filmmakers in the industry have always vied to work with the duo. But The Other Guys was quite different from their projects. Unlike their other films, this one came by accident. McKay and Ferrell were just having dinner with Mark Wahlberg when the two hit it off with the rapper. Prior to the film, McKay had already seen Wahlberg’s comedic talent in Boogie Nights and I Heart Huckabees, and he knew he needed to give Wahlberg some fanfare by giving him the perfect material. After noticing Ferrell and Wahlberg’s unmistakable chemistry, he saw an opportunity to make the famed DJ shine. McKay immediately sent an email to Kevin Messick about two cops who work beside star detectives. Messick was instantly sold on the idea and suggested to turn it into a movie. True enough, their collaboration turned out to be a triumph for Wahlberg’s career. The film eventually earned him two nominations at the Teen Choice Awards: Choice Movie Chemistry (with Ferell) and Choice Movie Hissy Fit.

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Co-written and directed by Adam McKay, The Other Guys is a 2010 American buddy cop action comedy film starring Will Ferrel and Mark Wahlberg in the lead roles. It also features Michael Keaton, Eva Mendes, Steve Coogan, Ray Stevenson, Dwayne Johnson, and Samuel L. Jackson. It was budgeted at $100 million and earned a worldwide total of $170 million at the box office. The film was nominated for five awards at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards.

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