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Farrell, Wahlberg team up in buddy-cop spoof

August 6, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Buddy-cop movies take a new twist this weekend with the film "The Other Guys."In "The Other Guys," Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play NYPD detectives. When the department's most beloved cops are suddenly out of the crime-fighting picture, these mismatched partners on the force suddenly decide to step up to the plate to solve a dangerous case that could either make them heroes or leave them dead.

Director Adam McKay allowed for plenty of ad-libbing.

"When you work with Adam McKay you kinda get the green light to just go and we'll figure it out later," said Ferrell.

The comedian said it usually worked out.

"We try to make it a comfortable set for everyone to just feel like you can't really make a mistake. And, I don't know, I always feel like it shows up in the work when we work that way," said Ferrell.

"It was just a very, very creative atmosphere and, you know, when you feel confident that you're protected and you're allowed to try a bunch of different things and know people aren't going to laugh at you no matter how ridiculous you look, it's pretty cool," said Wahlberg.

And while this group was trying to make us laugh, sometimes, it was tough to hold it in themselves.

The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, and Eva Mendes.

"The Other Guys" is in theaters this weekend.