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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

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Michael Carlino
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Clyde Klepper
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Sergeant Rizzo
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Kokolovitch
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Robert Burgos ...
Mel Nedler
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Cappy
Robert Gray ...
Butcher
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Raisin
Stacy Keach Sr. ...
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Storyline

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

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,945,534 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was at first going to star John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd till Belushi died. Then it was going to star Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, then Finaly John Candy And Dan Aykroyd with John Carpenter to direct. Till Aykroyd and Carpentor both finally left the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Maggie turns around to speak to the recruits after her shooting demo at the firing range, she puts the revolver down on the brick wall to her left in the wide shot, immediately after in her close up, she still has the same revolver in her hand. See more »

Quotes

[Frank and Norman are hiding in a overheated steam room]
Norman Kane: "Let's hide in the steam room." Great plan, Frank! It's a good thing we didn't hide in the barbecue pit because Carlino would have had a sudden craving for ribs!
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Connections

Referenced in Game K N B: Episode dated 3 March 2007 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

SOME KIND OF DAY
Written by Glen Burtnick and Bill Meyers
Produced by Maurice White and Bill Meyers
Performed by Glen Burtnick
Courtesy of A&M Records
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With "Splash", "Armed and Dangerous" and "Once Upon a Crime", it's clear that John Candy and Eugene Levy were a great team.
3 January 2007 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

In a way, maybe it does weaken "Armed and Dangerous" just a little to have so much high action, but how can you not like a John Candy/Eugene Levy movie? In this case, they play security guards who discover all sorts of corruption. But mostly, it's an excuse to be silly. Low humor, sure, but still likable (especially the clothing-switching scene; I bet that they liked filming that!).

Anyway, it's one of many movies that shows what we lost when John Candy died. In other words, it's armed and dangerously funny. Also starring Robert Loggia (happy birthday, Robert!), Kenneth McMillan and Meg Ryan.

A 50 caliber...


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