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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 ...
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Raisin
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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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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

In the opening sequence a chicken dances in front of the now defunct Pioneer Chicken, which was at 6720 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. 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

[Norman wants to question the union officials about "mandatory" contributions]
Frank: Are you crazy? Look at those guys; I bet any one of them could tell you where Jimmy Hoffa is buried!
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

WE'RE DANCING
Composed and Produced by Michael Melvoin
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An all-time classic Candy Movie
10 October 2003 | by (Barnsley, England) – See all my reviews

This film is an all-time movie classic. Candy shines in this clumsy romp with the laughs flowing thick and fast. The all-star cast shows the obvious appeal of the script and doesn't fail to deliver in a film that appeals to a wide age-range. The plot takes a back seat as the best enjoyment comes from watching the cast deliver and the effervescent John Candy performing at his comedy best. This film has a feel-good factor and the quality of the performance has brought me laughs again and again.


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