Okay, I gotta admit, when I first heard about Adam McKay’s “The Other Guys” and saw those trailers, and even those clips, I didn’t think much of it. It looked very tame and ridiculous, without a whole lot of potential, at least none that Kevin Smith’s similarly themed “Cop Out” hadn’t already explored. Then The Sun ups and pops out this little 4-and-a-half minute gem of an extended trailer that was shown over at Comic Con, and I think I’m sold. This thing could possibly be really, really funny. Or at least, a lot funnier than I had given it credit for previously, anyway. Check it out, and see if you agree.
NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don’t get tattoos – other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). You’ve seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They’re not heroes – they’re “the Other Guys.” But every cop has his or her day and soon Gamble and Hoitz stumble into a seemingly innocuous case no other detective wants to touch that could turn into New York City’s biggest crime. It’s the opportunity of their lives, but do these guys have the right stuff?
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes, Lindsay Sloane, Michael Keaton, Ray Stevenson, Steve Coogan, Paris Hilton, Anne Heche, Rob Riggle, Damon Wayans Jr., and directed by Adam McKay.
Don’t be those guys August 6, 2010.
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