MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 827 this week

Running Scared (1986)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  27 June 1986 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 7,154 users  
Reviews: 63 user | 17 critic

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
a list of 25 titles
created 08 Feb 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 03 May 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 15 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Running Scared (1986)

Running Scared (1986) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Running Scared.
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tango & Cash (1989)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher
Red Heat (1988)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A tough cop is given his most difficult assignment ever: to masquerade as a kindergarten teacher in order to find a drug dealer.

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed
Men at Work (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Carl and James are two pleasant but unambitious garbage men. Carl has a telescope with which he observes his neighbors. One evening he sees a man giving a female neighbor a hard time. As ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Estevez
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Leslie Hope
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Carter and Lee head to Hong Kong for vacation, but become embroiled in a counterfeit money scam.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone
Rush Hour (1998)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.

Director: Brett Ratner
Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung
F/X2 (1991)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Franklin
Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Director: Tony Scott
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow
Bad Boys II (2003)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstacy into Florida.

Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who shot his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.

Director: John Landis
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jon Tenney, Joey Travolta
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Det. Frank Sigliano
...
Anna Costanzo
...
Snake
...
Captain Logan
...
Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
Tracy Reed ...
Maryann
...
Julio Gonzales
John DiSanti ...
Vinnie
...
Ace
...
Women's Room Lawyer
Robert Lesser ...
Supoena Lawyer
Betty Carvalho ...
Apartment Manager
Louis Perez ...
Thug
Edit

Storyline

Danny and Ray are two street wise cops in Chicago. When they are almost killed on a case, they are forced to take a vacation by their captain. Key West offers a substantial change over frozen Chicago. They decide to quit and open a bar in Key West. Upon returning, they find that Julio, the drug dealer who nearly killed them has made bail and is trying to complete a giant drug deal. They decide to complete their case against Julio before quitting, but then begin being careful. Their effectiveness drops as they find they can't operate the way they did before if they don't have the edge of a long time commitment. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They've got 30 days to clean up Chicago before they retire to paradise... Losing their police car, their suspect, and their pants is a real bad start! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Running Scared  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$38,500,726 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Selleck and John Travolta were also offered the roles of Hughes and Costanzo. Selleck turned it down due to commitments to Magnum, P.I. (1980) while Travolta's, at the time agent, Michael Ovitz, felt that the project was wrong for him. See more »

Goofs

When Hughes and Costanza are shooting at the Ford Mustang driving towards them, you can see sparks from the building although the car does not make contact with the building. See more »

Quotes

[Having just arrived to Key West, Florida, Danny and Ray see a crowd of people gathered at the docks]
Danny Costanzo: What's going on? What happened?
Ray Hughes: I don't know. Maybe a ship sank.
Danny Costanzo: Somebody drown?
Julie: We're watching the sunset.
Ray Hughes: Yeah, right.
Danny Costanzo: Really, what happened?
Julie: The sun is setting, can't you see it?
Ray Hughes: Don't give us that, the sun sets every night!
Julie: Yeah, and we come out every night to watch it. Isn't it beautiful?
[...]
See more »

Connections

Version of Shou hu fei long (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Freedom
Performed by Michael McDonald
Written by Rod Temperton
Produced by Rod Temperton, Bruce Sweeden, and Dick Rudolph
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I liked the funny parts, and the car chase
5 September 2004 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Danny and Ray are Chicago police detectives who are searching for information on Gonzales, a major drug dealer. In Snake's neighborhood, just driving a Mercedes is enough for probable cause, and Gonzales is guilty of that, but it's not enough.

After a major development in the Gonzales case, the guys go to Key West on vacation. Aunt Rose just died (Danny almost missed the funeral, but his ex Anna didn't) and left Danny a lot of money. So perhaps it's time to buy a bar in Key West and retire.

Back from vacation, Danny and Ray are back on the case, and their adventure includes an exciting car chase that involves the tracks of the El. Later things get REALLY dangerous.

There was nothing great about this movie, though it was funny most of the time. A little violent, but not excessive for a cop movie. The language was cleaned up in this version, and there was a lot of cleaning up to do. Billy Crystal has been better, but he was still funny. Dan Hedaya was very convincing as the captain.

Some highlights: Danny announces to the tough guys in Snake's neighborhood how much money Snake has and how easy it is to get it, hoping Snake will agree to help get Gonzales. Also, the guys get held up by two hoods who aren't that determined.

This was pretty good. It's really for those who are fans of this type of movie.


12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
favorite lines in Running Scared b_brutlag
Best cop buddy movie of the 80's mycave-1
R? michael-colan
Name of song during 80s montage scoobythedoo
Red car in the movie? johnj1188
Where is the Florida Vacation scene? jscott1000
Discuss Running Scared (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?