• Publication date: July 1, 2011

They bring you the news so you don't have to get it yourself Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

It's the early 1970s and the local anchorman is not only a source of news but a revered local hero.

It's the early 1970s and the local anchorman is not only a source of news but a revered local hero.

In San Diego, Ron Burgundy, a mustachioed bachelor with a taste for scotch, unparalleled passion for the jazz flute, and a near-telepathic connection with his spirited mutt, Baxter, is that man.

Rounding out Ron's testosterone-heavy news team are his close friends--cologne-obsessed man-on-the-street Brian Fantana, sports reporter Champ Kind, and mentally challenged weatherman Brick Tamland.

Their male camaraderie is challenged, though, when producer Ed Harken, pressured by changing times, brings the first female reporter, ambitious Veronica Corningstone, to the team.

Ron finds his chauvinistic ideals compromised further when he starts falling in love with her. Fueled by Ferrell's singularly loopy persona, Anchorman joins the long list of comedies which have successfully poked fun at the styles and mores of the '70s.

This movie is rated PG-13 for sexual humor, language and comic violence.

Year: 2004

Runtime: 94 mins

Genre: Comedy/ Romance

Starring:

Will Ferrell

Christina Applegate

Steven Carell

Fred Willard

David Koechner

Paul Rudd

Chris Parnell

Directed by: Adam McKay