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Tough Guys (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  3 October 1986 (USA)
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Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone.

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Storyline

Harry and Archie are released from prison ready to collect their Social Security. How could they get into trouble at their age? Let's count the ways; A parole officer who is a famous criminal groupie, Dead end where people don't know they are dealing with dangerous, though older, criminals, a hit man who can barely see, but who still has an outstanding contract on them. Does anyone still rob trains? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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They're Out To Teach A New World Some Old Tricks. See more »

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3 October 1986 (USA)  »

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$21,458,229 (USA)
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Red Hot Chili Peppers played themselves in the movie. They were big on the local scene but wouldn't crack the big time until the album "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" in 1991 See more »

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The locomotive used in the filming is Southern Pacific GS4 #4449, owned by the City of Portland, Oregon. On the locomotive's skirting above the pistons, the word "Daylight" is visible in a shot. When the locomotive was wrecked at the end of the movie, the words "Southern Pacific" are visible. The "Daylight" was an SP train from the 1940's for which the locomotive was built. However, throughout the film the train is called the "Gold Coast Flyer," and SP had no such train. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Archie Long: I'm tellin' ya, Harry...
Harry Doyle: I know, I know. We could have got away with it.
Archie Long: Did I say that before?
Harry Doyle: Every day for thirty years.
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Moonlight Serenade
Written by Mitchell Parish and Glenn Miller
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Not their best teaming, but Lancaster and Douglas work well together
23 August 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This is a rather light comedy, not an exceptional film, but entertaining enough. While Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster turn in engaging performances, the movie is stolen by Eli Wallach, whose character is nothing if not persistent! There are some very funny bits here. If you're looking for something light, funny and enjoyable, this one works. Worth watching.


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