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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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Originally conceived as a vehicle for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd before Belushi's death. See more »

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50 caliber handguns are legal in all 50 US states. See more »

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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]
Sergeant Rizzo: 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]
Frank Dooley: [mimicking 'Divine'] Oh, isn't he cute? And look that these muscles.
Sergeant Rizzo: Take your hands off me! I'm a police officer.
Norman Kane: [falsetto voice] Oh, don't mine him. He gets so frisky every time ...
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ARMED AND DANGEROUS
Written by Maurice White, Martin Page and Garry Glenn
Produced by Maurice White
Performed by Atlantic Starr
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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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