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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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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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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$15,945,534 (USA)
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At the end of the movie during the semi truck chase, the truck's grill is alternately damaged/intact between shots. See more »

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[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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I NEED YOU
Written by Priscilla J. Coolidge, William Smith and Mary Unobsky
Produced by Maurice White
Co-produced by Robbie Buchanan
Performed by Maurice White
Courtesy of CBS 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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