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The Other Guys

The Other Guys“Living in the shadow of a couple of
 
idolised bad-boy cop heroes, two
  overlooked and mismatched NYPD
  Detectives get an opportunity to shine
  in the funny and totally entertaining
  comedy action film The Other Guys
...”

KICKING OFF IN A BLAZE OF GLORY, New York Police Department's star heroes P K Highsmith (Samuel L Jackson: Deep Blue Sea; Snakes On A Plane) and Christopher Danson (Dwayne Johnson: Walking Tall; Welcome To The Jungle) cause chaos and mayhem in a fascinating, earth-shattering car-bus-sting shoot-out and car chase; still ending up with a standing ovation despite costing the city millions of dollars in property damage.

The conceited, brash, womanising, rule book-burning and egotistical Highsmith and Danson just don't do paperwork, seem to get their cues from Die Hard and believe they are the untouchables. But, even if they do always get their man, they are just about to have a great fall…

With Highsmith and Danson out of the picture, there is nobody capable of stepping into their shoes. Enter Detectives Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg: Date Night; The Departed) — who already has a black mark against him for an accidental shooting — and Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell), two of The Other Guys who have always had to take second place to the gung-ho duo and who are least likely to succeed.

After holding them back, Captain of Police Gene Mauch (Michael Keaton: Batman; Out Of Sight) — who also moonlights as a bathroom salesman! — allows this mismatched pair to get a taste of the action. Pretty soon Hoitz and Gamble are in the thick of it — with an investigation that could uncover New York City's biggest crime.

Hoitz and Gamble are looking into the affairs of billionaire David Ershon (Steve Coogan: Night At The Museum 1 & 2; Tropic Thunder), who is not above using and losing other people's money in order to make more of his own — and one source could be closer to home than the soon-to-be dynamic duo could suspect.

Hoitz seems to have an anger management problem and Gamble appears to be disrespectful to his beautiful, intelligent wife, Sheila (Eva Mendes: Hitch; Training Day). Gradually the two detectives begin to work well together to discover exactly what the wealthy banker is planning. But Ershon has some very dubious and extremely dangerous contacts.

The Other Guys has plenty to keep you glued to your seat as Ershon schemes and Hoitz and Gamble survive car chases and kidnapping and even find time to look up Gamble's exes! An excellent film with a sterling cast of gifted and witty actors. The comedy is very funny and the action riveting; while Ferrell, Wahlberg, Mendes, Keaton and Coogan deliver the goods in every way. The casting is superb, all the way along the line.

The exclusive bonus features on the Blu-ray include the first ever all-mum commentary = the 'Mom'-mentary, an audio track in which the mothers of Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and writer Chris Henchy serve up their hilarious and uncensored reactions to the film.

Enjoy the thrills, the spills and laugh out loud at The Other Guys as experienced funny-man Will Ferrell re-teams with director Adam McKay and partners on-screen with Mark Wahlberg for this hilarious tale of misfit detectives who finally get the chance to step out from behind their desks and into the line of fire. Crash-bang-wallop — what a (motion) picture!

The Other Guys
also features: Ray Stevenson as Roger Wesley; Lindsay Sloane (She's Out Of My League; The In-Laws) as Francine; Natalie Zea as Christinth; Rob Riggle as Martin; Damon Wayans Jr as Fosse; Baseball star Derek Jeter as Himself; Andrew Secunda and Sara Chase as Press Conference Reporters; Ice-T as the narrator; Michael Delaney as Bob Littleford; Anne Heche (Television's Hung; Spread) as Pamela Boardman; and Bobby Cannavale (Paul Blart: Mall Cop; Snakes On A Plane) as Jimmy.

Music Supervision is by Erica Weis; Music is by John Brion; Director of Photography is Oliver Wood; Executive Producers are: David Householter, Chris Henchy and Kevin Messick; Produced by Patrick Crowley, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Jimmy Miller; Written by Adam McKay and Chris Henchy; Directed by Adam McKay (Talladega Nights; Step Brothers).

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are armed and dangerously funny in the year's Number One action comedy The Other Guys, available on Fully Loaded Blu-ray and DVD on 24 January, 2011, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

RRP: Extended Single Disc Blu-ray £22.99; DVD £17.99 | Certificate: Blu-ray 15; DVD 12 | Running Time: Blu-ray Extended Version: 116 Minutes; Blu-ray Theatrical Version: 107 Minutes; DVD: 103 Minutes.

"Crash-bang-wallop — what a (motion) picture!" — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

"This is one insanely funny film ****" — The Sun

"Downright hysterical ****" — News Of The World

"Hilarious… a superb rib-aching laughter feast 9/10" — Daily Star


Bonus Material — Blu-ray and DVD: Crash & Burn Featurette | Bed, Bath & Way Beyond Featurette.

Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material
— Original Theatrical & Extended Versions of the Film | Line-O-Rama | Gag Reel | Deleted & Extended Scenes | Pimps Don't Cry Music Video (Featuring Cee-Lo and Eva Mendes) | PS3 Wallpaper Theme | movieIQ | 'Mom'-mentary (An hilarious commentary with Will Ferrel, Chris Henchy and Adam McKay's Mothers) | 8 Featurettes: Wasn't That??? | Why Are There Brits On This Movie? | Dissecting An Action Scene | Rob Riggle Likes To Party | We Shouldn't Kiss A Chicken | Detective Danson Breaks It Down | Mark Wahlberg's Eating Contest Entourage | Extreme Close-Up | Everyone Hates The DVD Guy.

The Blu-ray Disc version of The Other Guys is BD-Live enabled, allowing users to get connected and go beyond the disc via an Internet-connected Blu-ray player, download content, give feedback through an exclusive survey and register for rewards. The Blu-ray Disc also includes the BD-Live enabled movieIQ, which allows viewers to access live trivia information about The Other Guys' cast, crew, music and production, all while watching the movie.