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Running Scared (1986)

 -  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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$38,500,726 (USA)
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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 »

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The red 1969 Mustang is splashed with snow on the drivers side when it swerves to miss the delivery truck. As it crashes in a following scene, the drivers side is clear of snow. See more »

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Danny Costanzo: Let's bust 'em.
Ray Hughes: For what?
Danny Costanzo: In this neighborhood, a Mercedes is probable cause.
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Excellent
5 November 2002 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

It's predictable. It's typical. It's very 80s. It's also very good. As was said before, the chemistry between the two stars is incredible. If you liked Beverly Hills Cop, you'll love this film (in fact, I just watched them both back to back, and enjoyed them both equally). It is non-stop one liners that drip with wit. As 80s cop movies go, this is among the best. There are tonnes of great scenes.


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