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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
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to producer Brian Grazer on 12/14/15 WTF podcast, the director walked off the set when the director demanded John Candy call Meg Ryan a b*tch - leaving Grazer stuck directing. See more »

Goofs

When Lazarus and Klepper's vehicle goes through the wooden crates and flips over, you can clearly see the wooden ramp used to launch the car. 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 There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

THE WALLS CAME DOWN (FOR ROCK 'N' ROLL)
Written by Martin Page
Produced by Maurice White and Bill Meyers
Performed by Eve
Courtesy of Cadenza Entertainment, Inc. and Kalimba Productions
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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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