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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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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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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

The Sport Pit (the gym where Bruno exercised) was filmed in the same shopping center just on the other side of the building where Robert "D-Fens" Foster (Michael Douglas) shot out the phone booth in Falling Down (1993). See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, when the bad guy's car rolls over, there is one man in the driver's seat in an orange outfit, obviously a stuntman, instead of the two men in black suits. 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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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Ferry Tale (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

SHE'S MY MAN
Written by Martin Degville, Tony James and Neal Whitmore
Produced by Giorgio Moroder
Performed by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
Courtesy of EMI Records, Ltd.
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Great John Candy movie!
11 September 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Armed and Dangerous is one of John Candy's best films! Eugene Levy, Meg Ryan, Brion James, Robert Loggia, James Tolkan, Kenneth McMillan, and Tom Lister Jr. were all good. I loved the performance Lister and Candy did together! I don 't like to make fun of anybody but it was so funny every time Candy would make fun of him and I loved Lister doing his Zeus Trademark in the film! If are a fan of John Candy and the above cast mention and love hilarious action packed comedies with good music then I strongly recommend that you watch this classic movie soon!


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