Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk ... See full summary »
Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in ... See full summary »
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »
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
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A spin-off music video was produced for Michael McDonald's hit single 'Sweet Freedom', which was a major part of the film's soundtrack. In the video, Ray and Danny are in their squad car looking at a postcard from 'McDonald' in Florida which says 'Wish You Were Here' (implying that was the inspiration for them choosing that as their holiday destination). We then see a montage of action scenes from the film over the song's intro, followed by Michael McDonald singing the song at his keyboard in a Florida bar. At the song's climax, Ray and Danny join up with him and have some beers, and then dance along to and join in the song's backing vocals as it draws to a close. See more »
Lack of motion blur during the car chase on the El reveals that it was filmed with the vehicles moving slowly and then sped up to give the appearance of a chase. See more »
[Having just arrived to Key West, Florida, Danny and Ray see a crowd of people gathered at the docks]
What's going on? What happened?
I don't know. Maybe a ship sank.
We're watching the sunset.
Really, what happened?
The sun is setting, can't you see it?
Don't give us that, the sun sets every night!
Yeah, and we come out every night to watch it. Isn't it beautiful?
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"Running Scared" was released one year before "Lethal Weapon". Followed by "Tango & Cash", "Last Boy Scout", and "Showdown In Little Tokyo". "Running Scared" seems to be a forgotten 80's classic. Not many people mention it when discussing great buddy-cop films. But they should.
The chemistry between Crystal and Hines is magical. Both actors bring a lot to the table and their comic timing is perfect. They make a great duo and it's a shame a sequel never followed. This film is ripe for rediscovery. Some great actors pop up in supporting roles as well. If you dig any of the buddy-cop movies that followed it, watch this film. Good action, good laughs, great movie.
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