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106 min | USA:112 min (unrated version)
Comedy | Fantasy
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Seth MacFarlane
Nominated for Oscar. Another 13 wins & 26 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2012-06-29
Filming Locations: Fenway Park - 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Budget: $50,000,000
Opening Weekend: $54,415,205 (USA) (1 July 2012)
Gross: $218,815,487 (USA) (25 October 2012)
Mark Wahlberg
John Bennett
Seth MacFarlane
Patrick Warburton
Matt Walsh
Jessica Barth
Aedin Mincks
Bill Smitrovich
Patrick Stewart
Narrator (voice)
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Sam J. Jones
Sam Jones
Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
Bretton Manley
Young John
Ralph Garman
John's Dad
Alex Borstein
John's Mom
John Viener
Laura Vandervoort
Robert Wu
Asian Man 'Ming'
Ginger Gonzaga
Jessica Stroup
Melissa Ordway
Max Harris
Greenbaum Kid
Zane Cowans
Kid #1 / Young Ted's Voice
T.J. Hourigan
Kid #2
Owen Clarke
Kid #3
Kristina Ellery
Katelyn Lorren
Chanty Sok
Sarah Fischer
Sauvignon Blanc
Cassie Djerf
Joe Siriani
Guy at Table #1
Pat Shea
Guy at Table #2
Paul Campbell
Guy in Line
Josh Duvendeck
Guy #1
Chris Cox
Guy #2
Henry Penzi
Partygoer (Ted's Buddy)
Tania Cabrera
Girl at Party
Colton Shires
Teenage John
Viera Andrea Moya
Plymouth PR Worker
Heajee Kim
Club Girl
Lydia Hannibal
Shawn Thornton
Crazy Guy
Eric Weinstein
Danny Smith
Mike Nikitas
Robin Hamilton
Female Newscaster
Mike Henry
Southern Newscaster
Johnny Lee Davenport
Christina Everett
David Afflick
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Kilo Alexander
Rock Star Party Guest (uncredited)
Jenny Allford
Party Chick
Christian Alvarado
Norah Jones Concert Audience
Emmalyn Anderson
Concert Attendee
Lilith Astaroth
Concertgoer (uncredited)
Keenan Bassma
Patron Ballgame
Alecia Batson
Girl Feeding Waterfowl
Marshall Berenson
Business Executive
Ronald Boone
Liberty Mechanic
Nicole Boucher
Pretty Party Girl (uncredited)
Paul Bronk
Karaoke Lounge Patron
Jeff T. Buco
Kasey Canzano
Party-Goer (uncredited)
Johnny Carson
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Corazzini
Madison Dae Clarion
Flower Girl
Ted Danson
Ted Danson
Richard DeAgazio
Restaurant Patron
Devon Diep
Karaoke Singer #4
Aaron Dorsey
Extra (uncredited)
Alex East
Hot Girl
Jaquelyn Fabian
Fraternity Girl
Jimmy Flynn
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Shawn Fogarty
PR Firm Employee
Evan Fonseca
Man at Concert
John Franchi
Alexander 'Alex' Garde
Boy at Aquarium
Sophia Gilberto
Concert Attendee
Enku Gubaie
Party Guest (uncredited)
Josh Gunderson
Man At Concert
London Hall
Car Rental Patron / Party Guest (uncredited)
Danny Hoch
Donny's Dad
Rosemary Howard
Pedestrian at Irish Pub
Frankie Imbergamo
Mike Jablon
Nightclub Manager
Olivia Jordan
Party Guest (uncredited)
Lynn Julian
Concert Attendee
Club Patron
Colleen Kelly
Restaurant Patron
Tom Kenny
SpongeBob SquarePants
Seamus Knight
Extra (uncredited)
Ren Knopf
Store Shopper
Mark Kubr
Party Goer
Kathy LaShay Berenson
PR Employee
Joshua Lassman
Ted's Party Guest (uncredited)
Henry Laun
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Rob Lavin
Concert Attendee
Jordan Lazieh
Concert Attendee
Kamron Leal
Concert Attendee
James L. Leite
Christopher J. Long
OnStage Security (uncredited)
Daniel Lowney
Irishman Arguing Outside Pub
Paul Lussier
Concert Attendee
Phyllis Lynn
Business Woman
Tom Mariano
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Rob Marin
On Stage Security - Boston Hatch Shell
Jeff Martineau
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ed McMahon
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Sara Murphy
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Ken Murray
Party Goer
Leigh Nicole
Extra - Club Patron, Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Allan Oliveira
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ted Oyama
Japanese Newscaster
Richard Pacheco
Man in the Common
Chris Palermo
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Joseph Paolo
Concert Patron
Joshua Paule
Airport Patron
Laura Pizzuti
Party Guest / Concert Guest (uncredited)
David Pulson
Stacey Queripel
Karaoke Singer #2
Donna Glee Reim
Wedding Patron
Ryan Reynolds
Mindy Robinson
Hot Chick
Jessica Rockwood
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ray Romano
Himself (uncredited)
Kayla Ruhl
Party Goer
Megan Sacco
Concert Attendee
Nicole Signore
Girl at the Bar
Corey Spencer
Party Goer
Matthew Spinale
Nightclub Patron
Club Dancer 2 (uncredited)
Tara Strong
David Struffolino
Homeless Man
Shannon Elaine Sweeney
Extra (uncredited)
John Talalas
Dad at Christmas
Party Guest (uncredited)
Ally Tully
Cute Girl Groped by Ted
Kevin Vila
Grocery Walker
Mike Wendt
Concert Attendee
Jamie Christopher White
Club Patron
Luke Young
Rock Concert Attendee
Did you know?
Various teddy bears were used as stand-ins for post-production editing. Ted's movements were done by Seth MacFarlane through motion capture.
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According to astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane called him in advance to make sure he'd get the stars in the night sky scenes right.
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The AL East standings on the Green Monster at Fenway Park indicate the scene was shot the night of May 23, 2011.
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When Ted and John sit in the park and attempt to smoke pot, the bench is right next to the tree trunk. After they are approached by Donny and his son, they are shown again sitting on the same bench that is now several feet to the left of the tree trunk.
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In the bathroom fight scene when John falls into the bath, his hands go from clasped together on his chest to out sideways either side of him in sequential shots.
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When Ted tells John that Lori is going to the concert with Rex, it is raining outside the hotel. Shortly after, at the concert, the weather is perfectly clear with no evidence of recent rainfall.
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Ted: I look like Snuggles' accountant
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Ted: Lori was right about you: you *cannot* take responsibility for anything that goes on in your life.
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Lori: Can I give you a ride home?
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Is this based on a book?
No. The screenplay is originally based on an idea by Seth MacFarlane.
What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
The fans already know the procedure from MacFarlane's shows, so it's not a surprise at all that his first motion picture is being handled in a similar way: besides the Theatrical Version, the Blu-ray and the DVD releases in the UK and the US also contain a so-called Unrated Version (name in the US) or Extended Version (name in the UK). The Unrated or Extended Version is 6 minutes longer. As expected, the new footage doesn't reinvent the wheel, that's for sure. And there are no scenes that were censored in the Theatrical Version either (like the F-word in the TV Version of Family Guy). Refering to the rampage at Virginia Tech University might be borderline but then again gags like that are on MacFarlane's shows all the time. Probably a highlight is the scene in the beginning when Donny (as a kid) takes notice of Ted for the very first time. Apart from that, the longer version contains some nice gags that enhance the quality of it. Due to the use of alternate footage for some scenes, the Theatrical Version is still worth being watched because some gags from the Theatrical Version have been removed in the process of editing the longer version. Finally, fans don't get around watching both versions anyway. A detailed comparison between both versions with pictures can be found here.
What is the first song?
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" by Norah Jones. The complete list of songs can be found here with their corresponding scene descriptions.
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Photos from cast
Giovanni Ribisi Mila Kunis Joel McHale