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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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Michael Carlino
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Clyde Klepper
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Sergeant Rizzo
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Mel Nedler
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Cappy
Robert Gray ...
Butcher
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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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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

John Carpenter was originally offered the chance of directing, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

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

[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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Connections

Referenced in What's New, Scooby-Doo?: Farmed and Dangerous (2005) See more »

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SHAKE IT UP
Composed and Produced by Michael Melvoin
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Well.. I liked it.
3 December 2002 | by (Nowhere) – See all my reviews

This is one of the movies that I dont see why people hate it. It was too me a funny movie. Maybe it's the fact im a fan of the talent involved with this movie. John Candy is good like usual. Eugene Levy is good as usual. Meg ryan looks good.. :D what? Was this supposed to be the godfather? no. its just fun, and funny movie. It's too me a good movie. But since I am trying(and failing) to add more meat to these reviews i post here's the plot outline i stole from imdb. heheh

Frank Dooley is an ex-cop, thrown out of the force after being framed by corrupt colleagues. Herman Kane is an out of work attorney who quit because he lost his nerve. Both men turn to a private security firm to find employment, but everything goes quickly wrong when the first warehouse they guard gets robbed! Dooley and Kane suspect foul-play, and there's something fishy about the security firm's union too. Our two heroes decide to investigate, and uncover intrigue and conspiracy, with only their ingenuity and resourcefulness keeping them alive

Thanks to Simon N for that plot summary. It's a decent plot, I still cant see whats so bad about this movie. Oh no. theres one scene that might offened people but im not going to get into how stupid i think getting offened by a movie is: but that scene is when candy and levy go into this sex store and stuff happened. I wont ruin it because that's probably the funniest part of this funny movie. 7/10 or 70%


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