Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Brian Fantana: They’ve done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

It’s the 1970s, and San Diego super-sexist anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that’s all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.

Ron Burgundy: I’m in a glass case of emotion.

Director: Adam McKay
Writer: Will Ferrell & Adam McKay

Brick Tamland: Where’d you get your clothes… from the… toilet store?

Starring:

  • Will Ferrell
  • Christina Applegate
  • Paul Rudd
  • Steve Carell
  • David Koechner
  • Fred Willard
  • Chris Parnell

The Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy made $28.4 million in its opening weekend, and $90.6 million worldwide in its total theatrical run. It was met with generally positive reviews from critics upon release and is now widely regarded as one of the best comedy films of the 2000s. It was ranked at number 100 on Bravo’s 100 funniest movies, number 6 on Time Out’s top 100 comedy films of all time and 113 on Empire’s 500 Greatest Movies of All Time. A companion film assembled from outtakes and abandoned subplots, titled Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, was released straight-to-DVD in late 2004. A sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, was released on December 18, 2013, with Paramount Pictures replacing DreamWorks Pictures as the distributor.