Will Ferrells hit comedy ANCHORMAN is united at last with its sequel WAKE UP RON BURGUNDY an entire film made up of footage and scenes that never made it into the first film. BR BR BR Its the early 1970s and the local anchorman is not only a source of news but a revered local hero. In San Diego Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) a moustachioed bachelor with a taste for scotch unparalleled passion for the jazz flute and a near-telepathic connection with his spirited mutt Baxter is that man. Rounding out Rons testosterone-heavy news team are his close friends--cologne-obsessed man-on-the-street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) sports reporter Champ Kind (Dave Koechner) and mentally challenged weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell). Their male camaraderie is challenged though when producer Ed Harken (Fred Willard) pressured by changing times brings the first female reporter ambitious Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) to the team. Ron finds his chauvinistic ideals compromised further when he starts falling in love with her. Fuelled by Ferrells singularly loopy persona ANCHORMAN joins the long list of comedies which have successfully poked fun at the styles and mores of the 70s. Here with Ferrells script and Adam McKays direction the character of Ron Burgundy becomes a full-bodied comic creation whose possibilities for laughs arent nearly exhausted by the end credits. The result is an often hilarious celebration of moustaches wide neckties alcohol abuse and good old-fashioned sexism. BR BR BR Retaining the same cast and crew from ANCHORMAN WAKE UP RON BURGUNDY sees the news team--led by Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate)--investigating an extremist organisation known as The Alarm Clock. With the same absurdist tone and style as its parent film WAKE UP RON BURGUNDY is a treat for fans of the genre and its existence goes to show how much time and effort went into making the silly comic gem.
The Many Months of Burgundy - Ron Burgundy's Diary (booklet), Additional deleted scenes, Additional bloopers, Ron Burgundy's interviews at the MTV Movie Awards, Ron Burgundy's ESPN audition, Behind the scenes, Interview with Ron Burgundy, Cast auditions, Rehearsals, Feature commentary, 'Afternoon Delight' music video, Making of ANCHORMAN
Release Date: 18 August 2008
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Sound: Dolby Digital
Production Year: 2004
Main Language: English