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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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The role of Norman Kane was originally intended for Tom Hanks. When Hanks couldn't do it, John Candy suggested fellow veteran SCTV star Eugene Levy. See more »

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When Lazarus' car starts chasing the armored truck near the end of the movie, the front of the car is alternately damaged/intact between shots. 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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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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