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[Frank and Norman exit the porno bookstore disguised as a transvestite and leather man respectively when they run into the bad cops looking for them; Frank and Norman freeze]
What are you looking at you schmucks?
[Frank and Norman sigh with relief that Rizzo does not recognize them and quickly get into their characters]
Oh, isn't he cute? And look that these muscles.
Take your hands off me! I'm a police officer.
Oh, don't mine him. He gets so frisky every time ...
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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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