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Cops and Robbersons (1994)

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When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »

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Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Bernie Somers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Norman Robberson
Jack Palance ... Jake Stone
Dianne Wiest ... Helen Robberson
Robert Davi ... Osborn
David Barry Gray ... Tony Moore
Jason James Richter ... Kevin Robberson
Fay Masterson ... Cindy Robberson
Miko Hughes ... Billy Robberson
Richard Romanus ... Fred Lutz
Sal Landi ... Jerry Callahan
Ronald L. Schwary ... Producer
Jack Kehler ... Caniff
Amy Powell Amy Powell ... Marva Prescott
Dawn Landon Dawn Landon ... Video Clerk
Jim Holmes ... Phil
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Storyline

When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, tough-as-nails Jake Stone is assigned to the stakeout. But now it's a question of whether Jake can last long enough to capture the bad guys. The Robbersons want to help so they are driving him crazy. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence, language and some comic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confusão em Dose Dupla See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$11,384,038
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the film, Billy Robberson (Miko Hughes) imitates the character of Count Dracula. Jack Palance portrayed Dracula in Dracula (1974). See more »

Goofs

The cigarette in Osborn's mouth in the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jake Stone: Don't ever throw a cat on me again.
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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Mockingbird Hill
Written by Vaughn Horton
Performed by Patti Page
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This is such a hilarious movie and an overlooked gem
9 August 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

I accidentally fell upon a showing of this comedy on a night show on TV, and was immediately drawn into the films parody music. I got a good feeling for what's worth to watch. But I had never heard about the movie before. And boy, was I right.

I looked this up on IMDb, after watching what I thought was a charming and hilarious movie, and was baffled about a score of 4,7. I understand this film didn't hit the right spots back in 1994, but I'll tell you: That was wrong then, and it's wrong now. If it felt was right to bash this back in 1994, this is still what should be considered as a gem now.

The film is a typical Chevy Case movie from the 80'ies and 90'ies. It's almost like the Fletch movies or the National Lampoon's best vacation movies. But then, it's also Fletch- director Michael Ritchie. What's worse; this is rated at Ritchie's worst movie. Well, it's so wrong! I laughed way more then I have in many recent movies.

Here Chase is doing a great job of a cops and robbers story, where Chase's strange family, called the Robbersons, is encountered by and awful lot of challenges, as he is when on his best. Jack Palance is great as the old "Dr. Jeckyll and Mister Hyde"-detective, and so is Robert Davi as the scaring and dangerous Osborn, which is staked out from Robbersons house, as their new neighbor. Diane Weist is lovely naive is the wife, and the kids are also great, with extra kudos to Miko Hughes as the youngest son with a Dracula-mania. He is so funny!

This film is stupidly funny. It's silly, and it gets sillier the longer into the film you get, In the good way. It's charming, with hitchcockian mystery music, it's well played, an it's funny without full of foul language, being harassing or embarrassing the wrong way, like many comedies do now.This is plain funny, with stupid persons, which is all quite lovable. In style of "Dumb and dumber" I recommend this for the whole family.


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