The Other Guys

The Other Guys

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  • Type: Movie
  • Genre: Comedy
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New York City Detective Allen Gamble is a forensic accountant who is more interested in paperwork than fieldwork. Detective Terry Hoitz has been stuck working with Gamble since an embarrassing shooting. Gamble and Hoitz both admire top cops Danson and Manzetti, but when their chance to show their stuff arises, things go wrong.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It plays these songs...

My Hero
performed by Foo Fighters

This Song is played in The Other Guys
This song plays as Danson and Highsmith jump from the top of a building while in pursuit of criminals. The heroic moment of the two detectives turns into a deadly decision, as they ultimately jump to their deaths.

No Scrubs
performed by TLC

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This Song is played in The Other Guys
The Captain warns Alan and Terry to think before they act, telling them "I don't want no scrubs.". Alan asks the Captain if he is quoting the TLC song 'No Scrubs', but the Captain doesn't understand the reference.

Reminiscing
performed by Little River Band

This Song is played in The Other Guys
Alan tells Terry he likes to listen to 'Little River Band', and keeps 6 of their CDs in his Prius. This song plays several times while Alan and Terry are driving.

Waterfalls
performed by TLC

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This Song is played in The Other Guys
Captain Gene offers advice to Alan and Terry, telling them, "Let me give you a tip. Don't go chasing waterfalls." Alan asks him if that is an order, or if it's a quote from the TLC song 'Waterfalls'. Captain Gene claims he doesn't even understand Alan's song reference.

It refers to these songs...

Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg
performed by TLC

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This Song is referred to by The Other Guys
The Captain is constantly quoting lyrics from various TLC songs, but doesn't know it. Alan however, does pick up on the lyrics quotes. When the Captain tells Alan and Terry not to worry about the paperwork for their big takedown, he tells them that he "Ain't to proud to beg". Alan insists that he is quoting the TLC song 'Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg'.

Creep
performed by TLC

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This Song is referred to by The Other Guys
Captain Gene, unknowingly quotes lyrics to TLC songs as words of advice to Alan and Terry. The Captain tells the two detectives that they need to proceed with caution on their case, saying they need to be "real quiet. Creep. Creep.". Alan is sure that the Captain is once again quoting TLC, but the Captain is unaware of the reference.

It refers to these movies...

Cobra

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This Movie is referred to by The Other Guys
When Alan breaks in to Terry's apartment, to talk him in to joining him to solve their big case, Terry has a poster on his apartment wall from the film 'Cobra'.
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Goodfellas

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This Movie is referred to by The Other Guys
Alan tells Terry that he uses Adobe Premiere, and that he has edited 3 minutes out of 'Goodfellas'.
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Scarface

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This Movie is referred to by The Other Guys
Terry and Alan rush to the scene of a crime, but Alan loses control of his Prius, and crashes into the crime scene, spilling cocaine everywhere. Detectives Martin and Fosse make fun of them, and the drug-covered Prius, saying "It looks like 'Scarface' sneezed all over your car.".
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Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
part of Star Wars

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This Movie is referred to by The Other Guys
Terry and Alan go to David Ershon's tax office to continue their investigation, but as they arrive, the tax office is blown up. Alan remarks that explosion scenes in movies are not real, saying that no one could just walk away. He cites the Millenium Falcon was blown up by the Death Star as an example of a big explosion.

You've Got Mail

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This Movie is referred to by The Other Guys
Alan is telling the story of how he and his wife met, comparing it to the movie 'You've Got Mail'.
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It refers to these book series...

Harry Potter

This Book Series is referred to by The Other Guys
Alan is taking part in a singing group at the bar. A portion of the lyrics to the song include, "...and the children all got pink eye while their 'Harry Potter' books were burned.".
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It refers to these groups...

Maroon 5

This Group is referred to by The Other Guys
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It is based on these video game series...

Grand Theft Auto

This Video Game Series is the basis of The Other Guys
When asked where he "learned to drive like that", Will Ferrell's character responds, "Grand Theft Auto".
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It refers to these musicals...

Mamma Mia!
composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus; written by

This Musical is referred to by The Other Guys
David Ershon offers bribes to Terry and Alan, telling them he has tickets to both 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Jersey Boys' .

Rock of Ages
written by

This Musical is referred to by The Other Guys
David Ershon, still trying to bribe Alan and Terry, offers them two tickets to 'Rock of Ages' as they are running for cover in a shootout.

It refers to these television series...

Dora the Explorer

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
David Ershon tells Alan and Terry that the men in the helicopter, shooting at them, are the Chechens. He explains that the Chechens are angry, because they gave him (Ershon) money in order to do a Chechen version of 'Dora the Explorer'.
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I Dream of Jeannie

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
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Jersey Shore

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
Danson and Highsmith are the two heroes in the police department. After a big takedown, they tell everyone that they are having a party, listing celebrities that will be in attendance. Highsmith says that "that little short bitch from 'Jersey Shore'" will be there.
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Miami Vice

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
Terry and Alan are on their way to New Jersey, working on their big case. Terry suggests that the guys they're after are selling drugs, but Alan tells him, "No, it's not drugs. This isn't 'Miami Vice'!".
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Punk'd

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
Alan and Terry arrest David Ershon, but Alan can't remember the lines of reading Ershon his Miranda rights. Ershon asks if they are for real, and then suspects he is being 'Punk'd'.
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Studio B with Shepard Smith

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
Terry is upset that Detectives Fosse and Martin are going to be the team to replace Highsmith and Danson. Terry tells Alan that Fosse and Martin are probably already on 'Studio B with Shepard Smith'.
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Touched By An Angel

This Television Series is referred to by The Other Guys
Terry says "If you keep hiding from shit in the world, eventually the world's gonna come to your door.", claiming he heard this on an episode of 'Touched By An Angel'.
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It refers to these people...

Little River Band

This Person is referred to by The Other Guys
Alan tells Terry that he's always got Little River Band loaded up in his Prius.
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Reminiscing
performed by Little River Band

Lady
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