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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Country: USA

Genres: Comedy

Taglines: It's Kind of a Big Deal

Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Stars: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, ...

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?
The Twin Towers are missing from the New York skyline. The movie is set in 1980; after they were built, but before they were destroyed.
In one scene, Brick quotes the theme song from Ghost Busters. This film takes place in 1980, and Ghostbusters was released in 1984.
During the first sportscast on GNN, the baseball highlights reflect more modern equipment being used, such as the hockey style catcher's mask.
When Ron is dancing around on ice-skates, there is a Gibson SG (the red guitar) on the stage. It has a "devil in a schoolboy uniform" image on the headstock, meaning it is an Angus Young signature issue. That particular model of the custom version of the
Crack did not appear until late 1984, while the movie takes place in 1980.
Near the end of the scene where all four characters are traveling in the Winnebago there is a 1986-1993 Volvo 240 station wagon (as it has the two big plastic headlights rather than the four square glass headlights on models built prior to 1986). The movi
MTV did not exist until 1981, and MTV News did not appear until several years after.
At the end of the news team fight scene the battlefield is strafed by an FA-18 Hornet. This movie was set in 1980 but the Hornet did not come into service until 1983.
At the end of the big fight scene one of the background taxi cabs is a 1988-1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria. The movie takes place in 1980.
When Ron and Veronica are running on the beach, there is a see-through full-battened windsurfing sail in the background. These were introduced in around 1988. In 1980, the sail would have been triangular and opaque (same as sailboat sails).
When Ron Burgundy asks, "Know what movie I watch every Christmas"? Brian Fantana says, "Six Pack with Kenny Rogers?" The movie is set in 1980, while Six Pack was released in 1982.
There are shots of World-Wide Plaza in the NYC skyline. It wasn't built until 1989.
When Ron is in the diner with Freddie, the reflection of a modern UPS delivery truck can be seen in the background.
When the guys meet Brian for the first time there is a modern digital thermostat on the wall behind them.
In the diner where Ron is being courted by the GNN executive, there are Trivial Pursuit question cards on the table tent. Trivial Pursuit was not released until 1982.
The graphics for GNN broadcasts feature stock tickers and news crawls. Stock tickers were not generally used until the early '90s and news crawls not frequently used before 2001.
The optic nerve does not attach to the cornea, therefore a separation of the two is a normal finding and would not result in blindness.
Ron is well known for only reading what is on the teleprompter however he starts his first broadcast with "Hello America" but the teleprompter has "Good evening America" on it.
The hands playing the piano at Walter Burgundy's recital were too hairy for a 7 year old.
When Ron and Linda have a saucy discussion, the collar on Ron's jacket changes from being messed up and sitting upright to sitting nicely.
The news headlines running at the bottom of the screen during Ron's broadcast do not run in real time - they pause for many seconds during cuts then continue again when cutting back to Ron broadcasting.
Jet Airliner was credited as written by The Steve Miller Band when in fact it was written by Paul Pena and just performed by The Steve Miller Band.
Crack did not appear until late 1984, while the movie takes place in 1979-1980.
Brick quotes the theme song from Ghostbusters. This film is set approximately five years before that film was released.
Near the end of the Winnebago scene there is a 1986-1993 Volvo 240 station wagon (as it has the two big plastic headlights rather than the four square glass headlights on models built prior to 1986).
When Ron is dancing around on ice-skates, there is a Gibson SG (the red guitar) on the stage. It has a "devil in a schoolboy uniform" image on the headstock, meaning it is an Angus Young signature issue. That particular model of the custom version of the
When Ron Burgundy asks, "Know what movie I watch every Christmas?" Brian Fantana says, "Six Pack with Kenny Rogers?"
At the end of the big fight scene one of the background taxi cabs is a 1988-1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria.
Ron speaks of Cujo to mean a large scary dog. Such a connotation comes from the Stephen King source novel for that movie, which was published in 1981, just one year too late for this movie's setting.
Ron is told by his doctor: "Looks as if both optic nerves are separated from their respective corneas .... No other way to put this, but you're blind". The optic nerve does not attach to the cornea, therefore a separation of the two is a normal finding an
The Ghost of General Stonewall Jackson speaks with a Deep Southern (perhaps Mississippi) accent, but Thomas Jonathan Jackson was from West Virginia & Virginia and would have spoken with a central Appalachian accent.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was set in the mid-1970s, close to 1976. Walter Burgundy wasn't born yet in that film, yet in the sequel, set in 1979-1980, Walter is now 7 years old.
After Ron's failed suicide attempt, the knot in the rope changes from being in his front to his back.
Jet Airliner is credited as written by The Steve Miller Band when in fact it was written by Paul Pena and just performed by The Steve Miller Band.
An important element of Ron's character is that he can only read exactly what is on the teleprompter, but he starts his first broadcast with "Hello America" but the teleprompter has "Good evening America" on it.
The airplane used in the final battle is the FA-18 Hornet from 1983. Since this scene humorously violates the movie's inner logic, this particular inaccuracy is allowable.
When Ron is dancing around on ice-skates, there is a Gibson SG (the red guitar) on the stage. It has a "devil in a schoolboy uniform" image on the headstock, meaning it is an Angus Young signature issue. That particular model of the custom version of the
Ron is told by his doctor: "Looks as if both optic nerves are separated from their respective corneas .... No other way to put this, but you're blind". The optic nerve does not attach to the cornea, therefore a separation of the two is a normal finding an
When Ron learns that messages about curing his blindness have been kept from him, he effortlessly turns and grabs a lamp and smashes it. The precision of his motion to the lamp would require sight.
At the end of the movie during the big fight scene, there are modern day cars passing in the background.
When Ron is dancing around on ice-skates, there is a Gibson SG (the red guitar) on the stage. It has a "devil in a schoolboy uniform" image on the headstock, meaning it is an Angus Young signature issue. That particular model of the custom version of the
Ron is told by his doctor: "Looks as if both optic nerves are separated from their respective corneas .... No other way to put this, but you're blind". The optic nerve does not attach to the cornea, therefore a separation of the two is a normal finding an
When Ron is dancing around on ice-skates, there is a Gibson SG (the red guitar) on the stage. It has a "devil in a schoolboy uniform" image on the headstock, meaning it is an Angus Young signature issue. That particular model of the custom version of the
Brick states "I ain't 'fraida no ghost", and is smiling and winking when he does it, so he is clearly seen to be referencing the theme song from Ghostbusters. Anchorman 2 is set in 1980, yet Ghostbusters was not released until 1984.
Ron is told by his doctor: "Looks as if both optic nerves are separated from their respective corneas .... No other way to put this, but you're blind". The optic nerve does not attach to the cornea, therefore a separation of the two is a normal finding an
In a couple shots of Ron driving toward San Diego, the camera crane is reflected on his van.