PG-13 | | Comedy
Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.
The film was inspired by a biography show that Will Ferrell watched about Jessica Savitch, and how one of her male co-workers confessed to being a total chauvinist back in the day.
There was a time, a time before cable. When the local anchorman reigned supreme. When people believed everything they heard on TV. This was an age when only men were allowed to read the news. And in San Diego, one anchorman was more man than the ...
In his proud report for Channel 4 New about "one of the more remarkable things ever to happen to San Diego or even the world", Ron Burgundy pronounces San Diego as "San Diago" (with an a).
At the opening, there is this proclaimation: "Based on actual events. Only the people, places and events have been changed."
Differences between the theatrical release and the director's cut:
English, French, Spanish
$28,416,365 11 July 2004