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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Carlino
Clyde Klepper
Sergeant Rizzo
Robert Burgos ...
Mel Nedler
Robert Gray ...
Stacy Keach Sr. ...


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


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


Action | Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

15 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armados y peligrosos  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$15,945,534 (USA)

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Bruno: Pay attention fat boy! It's canine control. You got it?
Frank Dooley: Daaahhh, I think so.
Bruno: Don't be a smart ass Dooley!
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Written by Maurice White, Martin Page and Garry Glenn
Produced by Maurice White
Performed by Atlantic Starr
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21 April 2003 | by (Saskatoon,Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one of John Candy's funniest movies, the supporting cast is also hilarious. Sure, this is not a brilliant plot but I guarantee you will be laughing non-stop. If you are a fan of SCTV, it is a must watch. "C'mon, a little toxic waste never killed nobody"

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