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Special Correspondents (2016)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 29 April 2016 (USA)
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A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

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Ricky Gervais

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Ricky Gervais

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ricky Gervais ... Finch
Eric Bana ... Frank
Vera Farmiga ... Eleanor
Kelly Macdonald ... Claire
Kevin Pollak ... Mallard
America Ferrera ... Brigida
Raúl Castillo ... Domingo
Benjamin Bratt ... Baker
Kim Ramirez Kim Ramirez ... Brenda
Jim Norton ... Rent Boy #1
Bob Banks Bob Banks ... Crime Scene Officer
Jonathan Langdon ... Bellboy
Glen Grant Glen Grant ... Perry
Duane Murray ... Sacha
Ryan F. Hughes Ryan F. Hughes ... Barman
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Storyline

A radio journalist and his technician get in over their heads when they hatch a scheme to fake their own kidnapping during a rebel uprising in South America and hide out in New York instead.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Fake news. Real disaster.

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

Canada | UK | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hírhajhászok See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color:

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Netflix bought the rights to this movie. See more »

Goofs

The Aircraft Frank and Finch return home from Ecuador IN shows the registration number AS being simply "GSTG". In actuality, this Bombardier Challenger 605 has the Canadian registration number of "C-GSTG", the Canadian International code prefix of "C-" having been OBVIOUSLY whited out. Had this been an Ecuadorian civil aircraft, it would have an "HC-" prefix, and thus would have been "HC-GSTG". See more »

Quotes

Claire Maddox: Be careful - both of you - obviously. It will be dangerous.
Frank Bonneville: Danger's my middle name...
Ian Finch: Mine's Dennis...
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

Oh My Corazon
Written by Tim Burgess (as Timothy Allan Burgess) / James Kevin Dotson
Performed by Tim Burgess
Published by Warner/Chappell Music Inc. / The Bicycle Music Company
Licensed courtesy of Play It Again Sam
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I don't watch many comedies because most of them are awful, but I am a fan of Ricky Gervais, and so I had to give Special Correspondents a go. After watching it, I can say that it is the best comedy I've seen in a few years. I'm not sure why all the negative reviews. It has many of the kind of characters Ricky Gervais is known for, so maybe those reviewing it, just don't like his style.

I thought it was really well written and executed, and the cinematography was very impressive for a comedy.

Sure, it had a few flat moments, but it kept my interest throughout and made me laugh out loud a lot, right up to the end.

I've already recommended my colleagues watch it, and I would happily sit down and watch it again.


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