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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Archie und Harry - Sie k├Ânnen's nicht lassen  »

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$21,458,229 (USA)
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Filming was very difficult for the 71-year-old Burt Lancaster, as he had undergone a quadruple heart bypass operation two years earlier. There was some question as to whether he would even get insurance for this film. 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 »

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[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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References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Rags to Riches
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Michael Stanton
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Tough Guys
1 December 2006 | by (Lancashire) – See all my reviews

Watched it again on late night TV. Still funny after all these years. You could still see the occasional flashes of the old Kirk D, chilling look etc and Burt still has the movement of an athlete even at age 73, and his trade mark mirthless laugh but it was Eli Wallach who stole the film, absolutely brilliant. I think his character was stolen by the writers of a BBC TV comedy called "Last of the Summer Wine" which has a very short sighted character called Eli. So many scenes were so good that it makes it difficult to pick the best but I think the scene outside the old folks home is excellent when Leon B. Little picks himself up using the Zimmer frame, cruel but funny.

The ending was a bit of an anticlimax (same comment applies to "The Blues Brothers".


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