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Running Scared (1986)

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »
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Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
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John DiSanti ...
Vinnie
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Ace
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Women's Room Lawyer
Robert Lesser ...
Supoena Lawyer
Betty Carvalho ...
Apartment Manager
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Thug
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Storyline

Danny and Ray are two street wise cops in Chicago. When they are almost killed on a case, they are forced to take a vacation by their captain. Key West offers a substantial change over frozen Chicago. They decide to quit and open a bar in Key West. Upon returning, they find that Julio, the drug dealer who nearly killed them has made bail and is trying to complete a giant drug deal. They decide to complete their case against Julio before quitting, but then begin being careful. Their effectiveness drops as they find they can't operate the way they did before if they don't have the edge of a long time commitment. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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shootout | gunfight | cop | vacation | bar | See All (39) »

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They've got 30 days to clean up Chicago before they retire to Paradise... Losing their police car, their suspect and having their cover blown is a real bad start. See more »


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27 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Apunta, dispara... y corre  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,227,757 (USA) (29 June 1986)

Gross:

$38,500,726 (USA)
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Trivia

A sequel titled "Still Running" was planned and different scripts were written. But Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines did not think any of them were strong enough to warrant a sequel and turned them all down. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in which Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are discussing their shooting accuracy at the get away vehicle with the men who tired to rob them after they first arrest Snake, Hines' character says he hit the windshield with all six shots. However, there are only 5 bullet holes in the windshield. See more »

Quotes

Ray Hughes: [finds Gonzales hiding under a tarp] You're under arrest! You know the routine.
[Gonzales stays quiet]
Danny Costanzo: Very good. You have the right to remain silent. Now what else?
Ray Hughes: [punches Gonzales in the stomach] WHAT ELSE!
Danny Costanzo: [growls angrily] Anything I say may be used against me in a court of law.
Danny Costanzo: That's two, you're doing great. Now what's next?
Julio Gonzales: I have the right to an attorney. If I cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to me by the court.
Ray Hughes: Yeah! Yeah. Now do you understand these rights you just ...
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Very funny movie with inspired teaming
2 October 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Very funny cop/buddy movie that owes a lot to the inspired teaming of Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. The script may not be much, but it has enough in it to keep the audience interested, while director Peter Hyams keeps the action and, more importantly, the comedy, rolling at a good pace. For it is the comedy that makes this picture.

Hines and Crystal are in great form. They play off each other wonderfully, and their comic timing is perfect as they deliver some hilarious lines. Situation after situation will have you in stitches in this film. Writers Gary De Vore and Jimmy Huston certainly have a sharp sense of humour.

Tuesday, July 7, 1992 - Video


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