Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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Ron Burgundy is the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the 1970s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone, 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 eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it's more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons--it's war.


  • Will Ferrell
  • Christina Applegate
  • Paul Rudd
  • Steve Carell
  • David Koechner
  • Fred Willard
  • Chris Parnell
  • Kathryn Hahn
  • Fred Armisen
  • Seth Rogen

Did You Know?


  • Adam McKay was supposed to have a small cameo as a network producer named Aaron Zimmerman, who acted much like Robert Evans, but the idea was cut midway through production. The idea was reprised, however, in the feature introduction commentary to Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (2004).
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  • When Ron is coming to pick up Veronica for their first date and Veronica is waiting for him in the Channel 4 News Lobby, she buttons her jacket in one shot. In the next shot, her jacket is unbuttoned again.
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    • [to dog]
    • Ron Burgundy: You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.
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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.

Metacritic review by Kirk Honeycutt
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter

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

Metacritic review by Michael Sragow
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

There's no sense to the scene in which the boys get together for a close-harmony rendition of Afternoon Delight -- just pure pleasure.

Metacritic review by Peter Travers
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone