Talladega Nights — The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

(USA, 2006, 105 minutes)

The rise and fall of a NASCAR stock-car driver who has spent all his life trying to live up to his daddy’s motto: “If you’re not first, you’re last”. Smart but affectionate satire of redneck America that provides a solid ensemble cast with prime so-dumb-they’re-smart setpieces; most of it will probably fly over the heads of non-American audiences, but for those in the know the comedy is spot-on.

Columbia Pictures presents in association with Relativity Media an Apatow Company/Mosaic Media Group production. Starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gary Cole, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams, Andy Richter. Directed by Adam McKay; produced by Jimmy Miller and Judd Apatow; written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay; music by Alex Wurman; director of photography, Oliver Wood; production designer, Clayton R. Hartley; costume designer, Susan Matheson; film editor, Brent White.


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