Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Synopsis: 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. The TV station Burgundy works for, Channel 4, has embraced diversity and has hired a beautiful new female anchor named Veronica Corningstone. While Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 news team enjoys fighting with competitors, drinking, and flirting with the ladies, Veronica quietly climbs her way to the top. And Veron
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Adam McKay
Production: Dreamworks
  1 win & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

There was a time, a time before cable,

when the local anchorman

reigned supreme,

when people believed everything

they heard on TV.

This was an age when only men

were allowed to read the news.

And in San Diego, one anchorman

was more man than the rest.

His name was Ron Burgundy.

He was like a god

walking amongst mere mortals.

He had a voice

that could make a wolverine purr,

and suits so fine

they made Sinatra look like a hobo.

In other words,

Ron Burgundy was the balls.

I look good. I mean, really good.

Hey, everyone!

Come and see how good I look!

Ribs. I had ribs for lunch.

That's why I'm doing this.

How now brown cow?

How now brown cow?

How now brown cow?

How are you?

You look awfully nice tonight.

Maybe don't wear a bra next time.

No, I was talking to you. No, not her.

I don't know her name. What is it?


Lanolin? Like sheep's wool?

Unique New York.

I love Scotch. I love Scotch.

Scotchy, Scotch, Scotch.

Here it goes down. Down into my belly.

The arsonist has oddly shaped feet.

How much time? 30? 30 seconds?

- You are on.

- I'm on right now?

I don't believe you.


Oh, come on. Audrey.

I look like hell.

I got bags under my eyes.

What's that?

If you were a man,

I'd punch you right in the mouth.

That's bush. Bush league.

The Human Torch

was denied a bank loan.

You hear me? Audrey, look at me!

I'm sorry. All right? I'm sorry.

All right, we're on.

Ready, Phil.

We're on in five, four...

When the clock struck 6:00,

it meant one thing for Ron Burgundy

and his news team: Go time.

Channel 4 News,

with five-time Emmy

award-winning anchor Ron Burgundy.

Champ Kind, sports.

Brick Tamland, weather.

And your reporter

in the field, Brian Fantana.

It"s Channel 4 News at 6:00.

Good evening. I'm Ron Burgundy,

and this is what's happening

in your world tonight.

A La Jolla man clings to life

at a university hospital

after being viciously attacked

by a pack of wild dogs

in an abandoned pool.

Hey, everybody! Shut the hell up!

Ron Burgundy's on!

Authorities are still uncertain as to

why the man was loitering...

Ron Burgundy.

Oh, my gosh! She said her first words!

Right now it's 82 degrees in our fair city,

and compare that

to 48 degrees in the upper Northwest

and 38 degrees in the Middle East.

Off the coast of Tampa Bay yesterday,

one lucky cameraman happened

to catch an unusual aquatic daredevil.

What you're about to see

is a Channel 4 News exclusive.

His name is Nutty the Squirrel,

and he"s three years old.

How about that?

That squirrel can water-ski.

- Man, that's hilarious.

- Yeah, that's good.

For all of us here at News Center 4,

I'm Ron Burgundy.

You stay classy, San Diego.

Listen up.

The ratings just came in for last month.

We are number one.

We just grabbed

every key demographic.

- Super-duper, gang!

- Yeah! Yeah!

Super-duper! That's nice!

Way to go! Neat-o, gang.

- Yes!

- Boy, Ed.

That is good news. I gotta be honest.

- Congrats, congrats.

- That is good news!

- All right!

- Stick around.

Make sure these guys

don't party too much.

- They don't really ever listen to me.

- Just get it done.

Ladies and gentlemen,

can I please have your attention?

I've just been handed an urgent

and horritying news story.

I need all of you

to stop what you're doing and listen.


Yes, these fellas

were a real news team.

Burgundy, of course,

was the foundation, the rock.

But each member brought their own

special something to the equation.

People call me the Bri-man.

I'm the stylish one of the group.

I know what you're asking yourself,

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Will Ferrell

John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in comedy films such as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010) and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), all but one of which he co-wrote with his comedy partner Adam McKay. The two also founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other films roles include Elf, Old School (both 2003), Blades of Glory (2007), and the animated films Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014). more…

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