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Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Release Date: July 9, 2004

Will Ferrell (Old School) stars as Ron Burgundy, the top-rated anchorman in San Diego in the ‘70s. When feminism marches into the newsroom in the form of ambitious newswoman Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), Ron is willing to play along at first—as long as Veronica stays in her place, covering cat fashion shows, cooking, and other “female” interests. But when Veronica refuses to settle for being eye candy and steps behind the news desk, it’s more than a battle between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons…it’s war.

Will Ferrell co-wrote the screenplay for Anchorman with Adam McKay, a former Saturday Night Live head writer and co-founder of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade comedy troupe. McKay also made his directorial debut on Anchorman. Judd Apatow (DreamWorks Television's Freaks and Geeks) produced the film, with Shauna Robertson (Meet the Parents) and David O. Russell executive producing, and David Householter co-producing.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy also stars Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner as members of Ron’s news team, and Fred Willard and Chris Parnell as news producers.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • WILL FERRELL,
  • CHRISTINA APPLEGATE,
  • PAUL RUDD,
  • STEVE CARELL,
  • DAVID KOECHNER,
  • FRED WILLARD
DIRECTOR
  • ADAM MCKAY
SCREENWRITERS
  • WILL FERRELL,
  • ADAM MCKAY
PRODUCERS
  • JUDD APATOW,
  • DAVID HOUSEHOLTER,
  • SHAUNA ROBERTSON,
  • DAVID O. RUSSELL
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • THOMAS E. ACKERMAN
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • CLAYTON R. HARTLEY
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • DEBRA MCGUIRE
EDITOR
  • BRENT WHITE
COMPOSER
  • ALEX WURMAN