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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 having their cover blown is a real bad start. See more »


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$38,500,726 (USA)
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During the chase through Chicago, Ray Hughes is moving his hand on the steering wheel but the wheel itself does not move. See more »

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Ray Hughes: [Trying to pass himself off as Italian] Hey, I'm a paisan', huh? What did ya expect? What do you want me to do, want me to cook you up a pile of Ragù? You want me to sweat garlic for you? Huh? Sing an opera? Lose a war? Huh?
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Absolutely Fabulous
29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies "we all want drinks" of all times, the break in Florida was so real and funny and how can one forget the great Michael McDonald singing Sweet Freedom. "julie, I come from a place far far away..." How can you people out there say that this movie sucked. What do you do when you go to the movies, ESCAPE, LAUGH AND BE ENTERTAINED. if you think this movie was horrible, I want a birds-eye view of your life. "come in here and I will arrest you." "for what?" says the lawyer, then Ray says "I'm on a stake out" the lawyer questions "in the bathroom" how bout this line "oooh, I can feel the tension" I just wanted the world to know that when this came out in 1986, I laughed so hard that I hurt my ribs. I have seen this movie (obviously by my knowing the lines) over 200 times in 20 years maybe more times but..it still remains ONE OF THE BEST. and...one of the best comedy teams since Abbott and Costello.


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