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Armed and Dangerous (1986)

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

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Storyline

Dooley, a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defense lawyer 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

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

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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15 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armados y peligrosos  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,945,534 (USA)
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The role of Norman Kane was originally intended for Tom Hanks. When Hanks couldn't do it, John Candy suggested fellow veteran SCTV star Eugene Levy. See more »

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Maggie Cavanaugh: Just remember, when you pull the trigger, the bullets come out going very, very fast. So make sure to keep the weapon pointing away from you. Now that's about it. You are now armed... guards. God help us all.
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YOU'RE THE V.I.P.
Composed and Produced by Michael Melvoin
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Armed with a thousand laughs, this film will boost your spirits, absolutely
26 July 2007 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Frank (John Candy) is a good policeman but he is framed for theft when he catches other officers pilfering electronics. He is kicked off the force in short order. Meanwhile, Norman (Eugene Levy) is an inept lawyer who messes up big time when he assigned to defend a Charles Manson type offender. The judge in the case orders Norman to find alternative work. With few options, Frank and Norman both enroll in a security guard officers training school, where they become fast friends and partners. This is, in part, because so many of their classmates are complete idiots, like the man who wonders if he should put his own name on the application line that says "name"! Frank and Norman's first assignment is to stand watch inside a factory but they soon realize that their company, Guard Dog Security, may have some criminals on the staff, ones that are stealing from the companies they are supposed to be guarding. Can Frank and Norman, with the help of the firm-owner's daughter, Maggie (Meg Ryan), expose the bad elements in the company, without getting fired or killed? This is a very funny film with abundant laughs. Yes, it may be considered a more "low-brow" vehicle, but it is still very mirthful and will cause any viewer to laugh themselves silly. Just watching the less-than-intelligent guards on the staff of the security firm makes for a fun, fun evening. Candy, Levy, and Ryan are terrific but, then, so are the relative unknowns who round out the rest of the cast. Sets, costumes, and production values are great, too. If you want to see a classic Candy film, this is a great choice, for it displays his marvelous and abundant talent, no doubt. But, anyone truly wishing to transport themselves to a world of laughter will find this one a very good choice.


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