The buddy-cop comedy has been around since the early '80s when Eddie Murphy first burst on to the scene with Nick Nolte in 48 Hours. It was perfected throughout that decade with films like Lethal Weapon and Midnight Run but the genre began to loose steam in the '90s with cheap copycats like Loose Cannons (Dan Aykroyd and Gene Hackman) and Flashback (Dennis Hopper and Kiefer Sutherland). It had a bit of a renaissance period in the late '90s and early '2000s with Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker's Rush Hour series but that too eventually ran its course. Earlier this year director Kevin Smith tried to resurrect the genre in vein with Cop Out starring the team of Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan but luckily that did not kill the genre completely. Now a new film is about to be released that is reminiscent of the classic buddy-cop films that we all love as Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg take to the streets as an unlikely team in The Other Guys, opening in theaters on August 6th. We recently had a chance to speak with the films stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Eva Mendes to discuss the new film, shooting Derek Jeter, Michael Keaton's fascination with TLC and making love to Will Ferrell. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.
New York City Detective Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) is a forensic accountant who is more interested in paperwork than fieldwork. Detective Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) has been stuck working with Gamble since an embarrassing shooting. Gamble and Hoitz both admire top cops, Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Danson (Dwayne Johnson), but when Gamble and Hoitz's chance to prove themselves arises, things don't go as planned for The Other Guys.