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Running Scared (1986)

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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27 June 1986 (USA)  »

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$38,500,726 (USA)
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A sequel titled "Still Running" was planned and different scripts were written. But Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines did not think any of them were strong enough to warrant a sequel and turned them all down. See more »

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Patti LaBelle's name is misspelled ("Pattie") in the closing credits. See more »

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Captain Logan: You're gonna what?
Danny Costanzo: Quit. Leave. Depart. Vamoose. Amscray.
Ray Hughes: Retire! This is our official 30 day notice.
Captain Logan: Let me tell you something. When you've been cops this long, you are not fit for anything else. What are you gonna do, open a bar?
Ray Hughes: [gives Danny a sidelong glance] We're looking for some new career challenges.
Danny Costanzo: Yeah, something with a future.
Captain Logan: Show me another career they let you shoot people.
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1324 (1993) See more »

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Good acting in this buddy-cop movie
7 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines are an unlikely, but successful acting pair. They make "Running Scared" an alright movie. Both are funny and play off each other very well. The plot in buddy-cop movies is almost always the same, its the actors that make a difference in this genre of film. "Running Scared" works because the two lead actors give great comedic performances. Oh, and if you're ever feeling nostalgic for the '80s, watch this movie!


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