Other Guys - The Peacock Cut, The

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"The Other Guys," a buddy cop comedy set against the Ponzi schemes of the 2000's, starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, directed by Adam McKay, could have been SUCH a great movie if it didn't end up so silly and underdeveloped. I have made our lead characters into good, intelligent cops we actually want to root for and chopped many of the extreme, ridiculous jokes. The movie is now tightly-paced and a much more enjoyable comedy with a real heart.
I wanted to take out dated jokes (anything that involved racism or homophobia) or any joke that made our heroes seem cartoonish and dumb (e.g. Allen not knowing that people can't fly, or Terry learning ballet to make fun of gay kids). I also removed a lot of Allen's spousal abuse and his backstory as a pimp, since it made no sense at all. Basically my goal was to turn them into guys we actually want to root for, and to make the movie into an actual cop movie instead of what felt like basically thirty loosely-connected SNL sketches with a cop theme.
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My beautiful wife for being my test audience (and contributing a lot to the cut list).
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Cuts and Additions:
SHORTENED: Allen's speech about Tuna
REMOVED: Terry kicking things over
REMOVED: Voiceover at funeral
REMOVED: Allen talking badly about Sheila
REMOVED: Allen talking badly about Sheila
REMOVED: Allen and Sheila talking about having sex
REMOVED: Sheila asking Terry about Francine
REMOVED: Many of the bad things that happened to the Prius
REMOVED: Christineth and Hal yelling at Terry
REMOVED: Christineth playing with Allen's face
REMOVED: Hal talking about being a Dog/Bear
REMOVED: Hal yelling "make love to my wife"
REMOVED: Christineth and Hal chasing them down
REMOVED: Terry saying he has to go see Francine
REARRANGED: Terry throwing the mug out the window
REMOVED: Terry yelling in Allen's face
REMOVED: Allen and Terry yelling about Star Wars
REMOVED: Allen's backstory as Gator
REMOVED: Allen going insane in Ershon's office
REMOVED: Allen and Terry being shipped to Vegas
REMOVED: Terry's racist and homophobic ballet visit
REMOVED: Allen's argument with Sheila due to Gator references
REMOVED: Allen and Terry talking at the docks
REMOVED: Allen and Terry drinking montage
REMOVED: Allen saying he's hungover
REMOVED: Discussing the Federal Reserve with the clerk
REMOVED: Terry yelling about the Federal Reserve
SHORTENED: Allen yelling at Terry
REMOVED: Allen saying "Oh look, he's flying." and blowing his whistle
REMOVED: Terry telling Allen he's a terrible partner
REMOVED: Allen getting his gun back from the Captain
REMOVED: Terry talking about pee
REMOVED: Allen threatening to shoot Terry
REMOVED: The end of Allen and Terry's conversation
REMOVED: The Captain's inspirational speech (small audio bump?)
REMOVED: Allen saying he has to go make up with Sheila
REMOVED: Terry's dinner with Francine, Allen making love to Sheila
REMOVED: Allen yelling about Gator
REMOVED: Helicopter / driving range scene
REMOVED: Pulling up to bank in destroyed Prius
REMOVED: Terry and Francine getting married
REMOVED: Creepy, homeless Derek Jeter scene
REMOVED: Allen and Terry eating Chinese food

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Thank you Jasonflippy for this edit. The theatrical version did not age well in this day and age. But even back in the day when this movie came out, the humor was received as being forced, over the top and outdated.

I agree with all of the cuts and edits, which technically were flawless as far as I can tell.

After such a long time (forgetting it existed) I actually enjoyed this movie again, so thanks for that and a recommendation for everyone who never saw it to give it a chance with this edit! :)

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Owner's reply February 11, 2024

Thank you for such a lovely review! I was also shocked when I watched it again at how dated, stupid, and frankly offensive the main characters were in a movie asking us to love them, which inspired my edit. I'm very glad you enjoyed my changes :)

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