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Director:
Writers:
Gary DeVore (story)
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Release Date:
27 June 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Two of Chicago's Finest? See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
When it's good, it's very, very good.... but when it's bad it's horrid. See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gregory Hines ... Ray Hughes

Billy Crystal ... Danny Costanzo

Steven Bauer ... Det. Frank Sigliano

Darlanne Fluegel ... Anna Costanzo

Joe Pantoliano ... Snake

Dan Hedaya ... Captain Logan

Jon Gries ... Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
Tracy Reed ... Maryann

Jimmy Smits ... Julio Gonzales
John DiSanti ... Vinnie

Larry Hankin ... Ace

Don Calfa ... Women's Room Lawyer
Robert Lesser ... Supoena Lawyer
Betty Carvalho ... Apartment Manager
Louis Perez ... Thug
Ron Cummins ... Paging Officer
Natividad Ríos Kearsley ... Nude Woman
John LaMotta ... Evidence Officer
Richard Kuss ... Desk Officer
Jeff Silverman ... Property Officer
Dax Brooks ... Apartment Manager's Son
Jaime Alba ... Tatoo Customer (sic)
Meg Register ... Julie
Debbie Johnson ... Lunch Girl
Fred Buch ... David S. Tackett, Bank Manager
Ricardo Gutiérrez ... Sergeant Garcia (as Ricardo Guiterrez)
Frankie Davila ... Juan Martinez
Ernest Perry Jr. ... Adam Robertson
Etel Billig ... Aunt Sophie
James Noah ... Funeral Priest
Bob Zrna ... Father Gibson

Deanna Dunagan ... Sister Rebecca
Joe Guastaferro ... Fireman

Mike Bacarella ... TV Box Loader

Johnny O'Donnell ... Punk

Richard Wharton ... Punk
Tony Zurita Jr. ... Camino Real Kid
Saralynne Crittenden ... Hostage Lady

Jim Ortlieb ... Lab Technician
Julian Pena ... Columbian Youth
Alex Leonard Jenkins ... Impound Officer
William Lozada ... Basketball Punk
Irma O'Quendo ... Hispanic Girl
Charles D. Scholvin ... Guard
Joel Becker ... Custom Official
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Bassett ... Extra (uncredited)
Stephen Burrows ... Perplexed EL Passenger (uncredited)
Robert A. Janz ... Motorman (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ... Bit (uncredited)

Rick Sawaya ... Snake's Killer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
Gary DeVore (story)

Gary DeVore (screenplay) and
Jimmy Huston (screenplay)

Produced by
David Foster .... producer
Peter Hyams .... executive producer
Lawrence Turman .... producer
Jonathan A. Zimbert .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Rod Temperton 
Udi Harpaz (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Mitchell 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Art Direction by
David M. Haber (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
George Gaines  (as George P. Gaines)
 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Sugar Ginger Blymer)
Lee Harman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deborah A. Dell'Amico .... second assistant director (as Deborah Dell'Amico)
Aldric La'auli Porter .... second assistant director
Jim Van Wyck .... assistant director
 
Art Department
C.J. Maguire .... property master
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
David B. Brenner .... set designer (uncredited)
Harold Michelson .... illustrator (uncredited)
Paul Stanwyck .... head painter: Chicago (uncredited)
John Turman .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... sound editor (as Randy Akerson)
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Marty Church .... adr mixer
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Norval D. Crutcher .... supervising sound editor
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Mike Dobie .... sound editor (as Michael Dobie)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Trevor Jolly .... sound editor
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg .... sound editor (as Alan Nineberg)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Samuel C. Crutcher .... sound editor/design (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects assistant (as Dave Blitstein)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects assistant
Henry Millar Jr. .... special effects supervisor (as Henry E. Millar)
 
Stunts
Kenny Bates .... stunts
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts
Bill Couch .... stunt coordinator (as Bill Couch Sr.)
Cliff Cudney .... stunts
Greg Wayne Elam .... stunts (as Greg W. Elam)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunt driver
Rick Le Fevour .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator
Carey Loftin .... stunts
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Rick Sawaya .... stunt double
Rick Sawaya .... stunts
Kay Whipple .... stunts (as Kay H. Whipple)
John Escobar .... utility stunts (uncredited)
James Fierro .... stunts (uncredited)
Daniel Maldonado .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baron .... chief lighting technician
Billy Craft .... lighting technician
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (as Ralph R. Gerling)
Myron Hyman .... lighting technician
Tom May .... key grip
Aaron Pazanti .... first assistant camera
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
D. Michael Wheeler .... second assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Megan Branman .... casting assistant
Ken Carlson .... casting: Chicago
Dee Miller .... casting: Florida
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael W. Hoffman .... costumer: men (as Michael Hoffman)
Aggie Lyon .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti .... associate editor (as Joanna Cappuccilli)
Deborah Cichocki .... assistant editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Ken Morrisey .... additional editor
 
Music Department
David Boruff .... musician: sax and flute
Wells Christie .... Synclavier
James Flamberg .... music editor
Gary Grant .... musician: trumpet
Jerry Hey .... musician: trumpet
Kathy Nelson .... music coordinator
Greg Phillinganes .... musician: keyboard
Dick Rudolph .... music supervisor
Bruce Swedien .... score mixer
Rod Temperton .... music producer
Casey Young .... musician
 
Other crew
Joanie Blum .... script supervisor
Steven Jongeward .... assistant to director
Ross L. Kulma .... set medic
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Kevin Bassett .... production assistant (uncredited)
Omar McClinton .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert A. Janz .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
107 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the ladies' room, the lawyer for Aunt Rose's estate throws his business card into the sink. When Ray picks it up, it is on top of the sink.See more »
Quotes:
Danny Costanzo:[Walking out of the Bar] What the hell are we doing in Key West?
Ray Hughes:Its as far south as we can go without having to speak Spanish
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Fatal Beauty (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Just Wanna Be LovedSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
When it's good, it's very, very good.... but when it's bad it's horrid., 29 June 2004
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

Peter Hyams is a director who always delivers exhilarating action sequences but struggles to fill the quiet moments in his films with anything of substance. Yet again he has fashioned a film which is intermittently terrific - especially when the emphasis is on action - but during moments when plot and character development are thrust to the fore, things become decidedly mediocre. Still, at least Billy Crystal is on hand to provide some memorable verbal wit.

Two Chicago cops, Crystal and Gregory Hines, are busily trying to put various scumbags behind bars for drug crimes. Their main target is Julio Gonzalez (Jimmy Smits), a big-time drug lord who constantly eludes their grasp. For a while, the guys leave wintry Chicago and sample the good life in Key West, Florida, but ultimately they just can't let unfinished business lie. Against their better judgement, they return to Chicago to finish the one job they've still got to complete.... the capture of Gonzalez.

Hyams delivers one simply awesome chase in which the heroes pursue their quarry by car, but somehow end up driving on the city's elevated-railway tracks. He also manages to squeeze in a genuinely funny scene in which Crystal makes a wacky anonymous phone-call, complete with goofy voice. However, Hyams is let down - yet again - by the periodic lulls in his story. The whole Key West sequence is boring, even though it bears relevance to the plot. And on too many occasions, Crystal's marital troubles interfere with the story (again, they are certainly relevant, but are played in a very dull way). It's worth watching Running Scared once, but during subsequent viewings it might be advisable to fast-forward through the dreary scenes to get to the good bits.

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