, directed by Adam McKay
and starring Will Ferrell
. The film, which was also written by Ferrell and McKay, is a tongue-in-cheek
take on the culture of the 1970s, particularly the then-new Action News
format. It portrays a San Diego
TV station where Ferrell's title character clashes with his new female counterpart (Christina Applegate
). This film is number 100 on Bravo's 100 funniest movies, and 113 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies of All Time.
The film made $28.4 million in its opening weekend, and $89.3 million worldwide in its total theatrical run.
[when asked "what do you love?"] I love poetry. And a good glass of scotch. And of course, my friend Baxter here.
What is this? Amateur hour?!
[while warming up before the news] Unique New York. Unique New York.
[while warming up before the news] The Human Torch was denied a bank loan.
[while warming up before the news] The arsonist has oddly shaped feet.
[while warming up before the news] The skeleton took a shower. The skeleton ran out of shampoo in the shower.
[while warming up before the news] How now, brown cow? How now, brown cow?
[while examining his make-up job] AUDREY! Get in here, I look like hell! I've got bags under my eyes! [To Audrey off camera] What's that? Well, if you were a man, I'd punch you. I'd punch you right in the mouth. This is busch. Busch league! AUDREY! LOOK AT ME! I'm sorry. All right? I'm sorry.
[while warming up before the news] Thirty seconds? We're on in 30 seconds? We're on air now? I don't believe you. [Lights a cigarette]
Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed a urgent and horrifying news story, and I need all of you, to stop what you're doing and listen. Cannonball!