Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Factual error: When Ron starts to fume at Jack Lime; Tony Montana, from Scarface, is seeing shooting his gun, in Ron's eyes. However, Scarface (and thus Tony Montana) didn't come out till 1983 and this takes place in 1980.


Factual error: When Ron and Freddie have breakfast in the diner, Trivial Pursuit cards are seen on the table. The game was first sold in 1982, but the movie is set in 1980.

Factual error: In the scene where Wes Mantooth shows up to aid Ron Burgundy, the rear of a 1988-1990 era LTD Crown Victoria taxi is scene in the background. The movie takes place in 1980. (01:00:00)

Other mistake: Ron supposedly always reads exactly what the teleprompter says. However, for his first newscast for GNN the teleprompter reads "Good evening America," and Ron says "Hello America."

Factual error: When Brick Tamland is informed that the team will be working the graveyard shift, he responds with "I ain't afraid of no ghosts." This appears to be a reference to the song "Ghostbusters", which accompanied the movie of the same title in 1984. Anchorman 2 takes place in 1981.

Continuity mistake: Before the fight, when Ron is making his speech, Brick goes back and forth from having a trident (close shots) to the futuristic gun (long shots).

Greg Dwyer

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