Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Synopsis: Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who's an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world's first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron's newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love?
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Adam McKay
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 23 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
119 min

There are many

places we could begin

the next chapter of the

legend of Ron Burgundy.

This is one such place.


However, we won't

begin our tale here.

No, our story begins in a

place all newsmen dream of.

In New York City.


Ron Burgundy!

That lady's got an ass like

the Loch Ness Monster.

Thing is mysterious and

ever sought after.

Ron, aren't you going

to say something to him?

Hey, when you've got an

ass like the North Star,

wise men are going

- to want to follow it.


It was a time before

cell phones and steroids.

And for Ron and his

now-wife Veronica,

life was good.

The Tooth Fairy's exposed

breast made the child uncomfortable.

(CLEARS THROAT) The Bishop wore

buttless chaps to the bat mitzvah.

Bat mitzvah.

The garden gnome had

a normal-size penis.


Corningstone. Corningstone.



Oh! Oh, no! Oh, no!

They're coming in through

the back door! Oh, no!


- Oh, no!


Grab the children!

Save the children!

Five, four...

- Have a great broadcast.

- You, too, darling.


Good evening.

This is the weekend edition of

WBC News at 6:

I'm Ron Burgundy.

And I'm Veronica Corningstone.

Our top story tonight.

The U.N. today announced

sanctions against...

When the broadcast is over,

send these two up to my office.

Time to make a change.


Rumor has it that after 35

years of manning the helm,

Mack Tannen is thinking

about stepping down.

That's right.


Do you...

Do you think we could be...

We could be getting the

Nightly News, Ron?

I think that's exactly

what's about to happen.

Oh, my God. That's what's

happening, isn't it?

- I'm hyperventilating.

- Yes, I see that.


Look at me. (LAUGHING)

Oh, you... Well.

I'm laughing like a

ventriloquist's dummy.

- You are.


Let's stop that before

we get in there.

Don't do that in there, darling.

Mr. Tannen,

you are an inspiration, sir.

I've been doing the evening

news now for over 35 years.

- Done a hell of a job.

- Yes, sir.

A hell of a job!

I've gone through four wives.

I have six or seven kids that I haven't

got the time to tell I love them.

To be honest, they

sound a little needy.

And I killed four men in Okinawa.

W.W. Two.

And that was two weeks ago.

The point is, this is

a very demanding job.


But I'm close to thinking that

you may have what it takes.

Now, let me look at you.

Oh, my God.

Would it be wrong to say

you smell terrific?

- Ron, please!

- Okay.

What are you?


Oddly enough, I'm 100%

full-blown Mexican.

From the state of Oaxaca.

No, you're not, honey.

Hello, sir.

Oh, my heart is racing.


I just have to say, this is

super creepy and unorthodox.

You like-a da merchandise, huh?


All right.

We're about to make

network news history.

- Veronica.

- Yes?

You're going to be the

first female full-time

network news anchor.

- Oh, my goodness!

- Oh! I knew it.

And you, Mr. Burgundy...

I'm going to be the first

lactose intolerant anchor.

- Mr. Burgundy.

- Yes?

You're fired.

Come again?


You are the worst anchorman

I have ever seen.

But what did I do wrong?

Name one thing.

(YELLING) Korean soldiers

were fired upon in the DMZ!

Oh. Jeez, I am so sorry.

Someone put the story

in all capital letters,

and I... I thought

I was supposed to yell it.

President Parter...

Ah, sh*t! (SIGHS)

I mean, President Carter

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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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