Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Carlino
Clyde Klepper
Sergeant Rizzo
Robert Burgos ...
Mel Nedler
Robert Gray ...
Stacy Keach Sr. ...


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Undercover. Overdressed. And keeping you safe from the scum of the earth


Action | Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

15 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armados y peligrosos  »

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)


$15,945,534 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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


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


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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