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Running Scared (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  27 June 1986 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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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 »


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Apunta, dispara... y corre  »

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$38,500,726 (USA)
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A plot device is borrowed from The Black Windmill (1974). In one film Michael Caine's son is kidnapped and to get the ransom (uncut diamonds) he impersonates his boss (Donald Pleasence) on the phone and gives himself permission to take the diamonds from work (MI5). In the other Billy Crystal's ex-wife is kidnapped and he impersonates his boss ('Dan Hedeya') on the telephone to give himself permission to take the ransom (cocaine held as evidence) from work (Chicago police department). See more »

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In the scene in which Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are discussing their shooting accuracy at the get away vehicle with the men who tired to rob them after they first arrest Snake, Hines' character says he hit the windshield with all six shots. However, there are only 5 bullet holes in the windshield. See more »

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Ray Hughes: We lost the suspect, our keys, our car, OUR PANTS!
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Very funny movie with inspired teaming
2 October 2007 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Very funny cop/buddy movie that owes a lot to the inspired teaming of Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal. The script may not be much, but it has enough in it to keep the audience interested, while director Peter Hyams keeps the action and, more importantly, the comedy, rolling at a good pace. For it is the comedy that makes this picture.

Hines and Crystal are in great form. They play off each other wonderfully, and their comic timing is perfect as they deliver some hilarious lines. Situation after situation will have you in stitches in this film. Writers Gary De Vore and Jimmy Huston certainly have a sharp sense of humour.

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