Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 34 mins

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In 1970s San Diego, journalism was a well respected profession and people actually cared about what they saw on TV. And the top rated anchor man in the city is Ron Burgundy. He enjoys his run at the top, and has for the last five years. And his news team is equally as good as he is. Professional jock and former professional baseball player Champ Kind handles the sports, the curiously dim witted Brick Tamland - who's a few channels short of a cable subscription - handles the weather, and ladies' man Brian Fantana - whose collection of fine scents would be in the Guinness Book Of Records - handles the on-field reporting. But now all that is about to change forever. His network Channel 6 has embraced diversity and has hired a beautiful new female anchor named Veronica Corningstone. While Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 6 news team enjoys fighting with competitors, drinking, and flirting with the ladies, Veronica quietly climbs her way to the top. And Veronica's success drives ...
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Cast: Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell

Crew: Adam McKay (Director), Thomas E Ackerman (Director of Photography), Alex Wurman (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy

Release Dates: 09 Jul 2004 (India)

Tagline: If Ron Burgundy says it... it's the truth!

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Did you know? Will Ferrell's Saturday Night Live (1975) costar plays the bass at the spanish restaurant when Ron plays the flute. Read More
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as Veronica Corningstone
as Brian Fantana
as Brick Tamland
as Ron Burgundy
as Custodian
as Garth Holliday
as Bartender
as Hot Blonde
as Champ Kind
as Tino
as Ed Harken
as Director
as Stage Manager
as Eyewitness News Member
as Tino's Bassist
as Helen
as Petite Brunette
as Waiter at Tino's
as Eager Cameraman
as Mother


First Assistant Director


Executive Producer
Unit Production Manager


Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director
Music Label


Sound Effects Editor
Sound Mixer
Foley Artist


Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Makeup and Hair

Makeup Artist
Hair Stylist

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Panavision Genesis
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
If Ron Burgundy says it... it's the truth!
His news is bigger than your news.
They bring you the news so you don't have to get it yourself.
Ron Burgundy wishes you a happy 9th of July.
The Malibu brand rum was introduced only in 1980.

The colognes and lotions in the Sex Panther cologne scene is from the 2000s and not the 1970s.

Several of the typefaces used were not designed at the time the movie was set. At 5m in, the vector version of the font Geneva (introduced in 1991) is used for the word "Exclusive!". At 70m in, the vector version of the font Chicago (also from 1991) is used at the end of the teleprompter reel.

The lint roller that is used to clean off the back of Ron's blazer during the opening credits was only patented in 1983. Later than the time frame the actual movie is set in.

Ron sprays himself with pepper-spray during his fight with Veronica in the office. Pepper-spray wasn't introduced until the 1980s.

The helicopter that dropped off Ron Burgundy in the opening scene wasn't built until 1981 as it bore the number "N".

While talking to Baxter, the poition of Ron's coat changes.

There is a change in the position of the crowd during Veronica and Ron's fight scene.

The positions of the pencils are neatly arranged in the shot where Ed is talking about diversity. In the next shot they are all scattered.

Brian Fantana's initial action suggest that he was to bang his right fist on Ed's desk but in the long shot he bangs his left hand.

Crew/Equipment Visible
The nozzle of the flame projector is visible in one the shots when Ron blows fire from the end of his flute.
The role of Brin Fantana was auditioned for by Ron Livingston, but ended up going to Paul Rudd.

Will Ferrell's Saturday Night Live (1975) costar plays the bass at the spanish restaurant when Ron plays the flute.

Lime prop is the name of one of Brian Fantana's colognes.

Ron's dog Baxter barks in response to Veronica speaking in Spanish midst their coitus.

Veronica visits a restaurant named "Escupimos en su Alimento" in Spanish means "We spit in your food".

This movie was inspired by a show that Will Ferrell had seen about Jessica Savitch, and how one of her male coworker confessed to being a chauvinist.

Paul Thomas Anderson was initially a producer in this project.

The role of Veronica was auditioned for by Maggie Gyllenhaal.

The street fight scene contains 23 people in it.

Ron's full name is Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy.
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Followed by: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (English)