Some cops are big, tough and scary, like Highsmith and Danson (Samuel L. Jackson and Dwayne Johnson). Then there are the other guys, the ones who do the paper work. Sadly, Detectives Allen Gamble and Terry Hoitz (Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg) fit in the later category. Tired of pushing pencils, the pair decides to become real policemen -- with dangerous results for both the criminals and themselves.
Why Is The Other Guys Rated PG-13?
The Other Guys is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Other Guys...
Violence: Frequent altercations involving guns are depicted in this film. People are shot on screen. Some hand-to-hand conflict is also seen. A suicide (by jumping from a building) is explicitly portrayed. Verbal abuse is rampant, with employees frequently making demeaning remarks toward each other as well as towards the few female characters in this film. One man continually belittles his wife. A man runs a car over a corpse covered in a bloodied sheet. A bomb explodes in a building, injuring two people. A man uses a wrecking ball to cause major property damage. Virtually all of the violence is presented for comedic effect, with little or no consequence.
Sexual Content: Frequent sexual remarks are heard (some of which are demeaning toward other characters) and the script includes explicit sexual conversations. A recurring joke is heard about homeless men having an orgy in a car. A married couple is seen embracing prior to implied sex. A woman is seen wearing a low-cut dress.
Language: A single sexual expletive is included in the film’s soundtrack. Another crude term for sex is used in dialogue. Scatological, crude and sexual anatomical terms, along with moderate and mild profanities are used frequently.
Drugs/Alcohol Use: After driving erratically, a car’s exterior is covered in cocaine. Two police officers become heavily intoxicated and one is vomiting the next day—all within a comedic context.
Home Video Viewing Alternatives
Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Other Guys.
Actor Mark Wahlberg plays a much tougher guy in The Italian Job, while Will Ferrell stars as another bookish man in Stranger Than Fiction. In Get Smart, a spy with a desk job desperately wants a field assignment, but when he gets his chance he’s not quiet as suave as he had hoped. (Dwayne Johnson also appears in this movie—as a super cool sleuth).
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Other Guys...
The Other Guys is releasing on DVD and Blu-ray on December 14, 2010.
The Other Guys releases on DVD (Theatrical Cut) includes:
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Featurettes: Bed Bath and Way Beyond and Crash and Burn!
The Other Guys releases on DVD (Unrated Edition) includes:
- Both Theatrical and Unrated film versions
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Bonus Featurettes: Bed Bath and Way Beyond and Crash and Burn!
The Other Guys releases on Blu-ray (Combo Pack) also offers:
- Theatrical and Unrated film versions
- The “Mom”-mentary- Unrated Version
- Additional Deletedand Extended Scenes
- Gag reel
- Music Video: Pimps Don’t Cry
- Alternate Action
- Bonus Featurettes: Extreme Close Up, Everyone Hates The DVD Guy, Wasn’t That???, Why Are There Brits On This Movie?, Rob Riggle Likes To Party, We Shouldn’t Kiss a Chicken, Mark Walberg’s Eating Contest Entourage and Lendl Global Commercial.
- movieIQ;+sync and BD-Live
- Digital Copy of the film