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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Harold Ramis executive produced the film but asked to have his name removed from the producer credits because he did not like the final cut of the film. See more »

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At the end of the movie, Dooley fires six shots at a car from a five shot gun. See more »

Quotes

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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A Comedy With A Few Surprising Touches
9 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a nice surprise. I figured it would be stupid and not all that funny. Wrong. It WAS funny. Yes, it's a harmless "no-brainer" type of movie but it was fun and had likable lead characters, people you could easily root for to make good. In this, it was a pair of security guards: "Frank Dooley" (John Candy) and "Norman Kane" (Eugene Levy).

Every comedy has its stupid moments, this included, but the good outweighs the stupid. What also makes this above-average is that it is not just a comedy. There is action and suspense in here and the combination works. Believe me, this film is not all laughs.

I watch this and makes me sad that Candy is no longer with us. He was a great entertainer.


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