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Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 August 1986 (USA)
A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

Brian Grazer (story), Harold Ramis (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Frank Dooley
Eugene Levy ... Norman Kane
Robert Loggia ... Michael Carlino
Kenneth McMillan ... Captain Clarence O'Connell
Meg Ryan ... Maggie Cavanaugh
Brion James ... Anthony Lazarus
Jonathan Banks ... Clyde Klepper
Don Stroud ... Sergeant Rizzo
Larry Hankin ... Kokolovitch
Steve Railsback ... The Cowboy
Robert Burgos ... Mel Nedler
Tony Burton ... Cappy
Robert Gray Robert Gray ... Butcher
Larry Flash Jenkins ... Raisin
Stacy Keach Sr. ... Judge
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Storyline

Frank Dooley (John Candy) , a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defense lawyer named Herman Kane (Eugene Levy) in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption within the company and their union. They soon make enemies of everyone, but can the unlikely duo save the day ? Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Undercover. Overdressed. And keeping you safe from the scum of the earth

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armados y peligrosos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,945,534
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

[46:22]When Frank Dooley & Norman Kane arrive at the party, Dooley ID's themselves to Kokolovitch and Raisin as "Pinkus & McCarthy". This is very likely a reference to Senator Joseph McCarthy who called communists "pinkos". The reference would have been more obvious at the time of this film's release during the cold war. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie turns around to speak to the recruits after her shooting demo at the firing range, she puts the revolver down on the brick wall to her left in the wide shot, immediately after in her close up, she still has the same revolver in her hand. See more »

Quotes

Noreen: Gosh, I didn't realize it was going to be this formal. If I had known it was going to be this kind of party I would have worn underwear.
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Connections

Referenced in What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Farmed and Dangerous (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

SHAKE IT UP
Composed and Produced by Michael Melvoin
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Fun Flick, Good Hair
23 February 2001 | by sloth47See all my reviews

Let's talk a bit about Eugene Levy's hair in the mid 80s, was it just a perm? No, I think it was borderline mesh. What's worse is that I have recently discovered via Mesh Sweats that Levy had a molester moustache in the late 70s. This is fascinating, perm over the ears and a porn stache. Where did our sense of style ever go? If I had lived in the 80s and been in my prime, I would have lived as Gene Wilder's hair or Eugene Levy's hair. Either way, it is one fine species, with style, girth, and attitude. Of course, there's always Kurt Rambis hair, stache, and glasses if we must talk basketball, not bad there either. I wish Rambis was on the waiver wire.......Feb 21 2001 7:17PM


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