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Tough Guys (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 3 October 1986 (USA)
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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After 30 years in jail, breaking the law is more fun than ever! See more »

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Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Archie und Harry - Sie können's nicht lassen  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,565,342, 5 October 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,458,229
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the shootout on the train the Eli Wallach character says "top of the world ma". This is a reference to the famous James Cagney movie, _White Heat_, released in 1949, and regarded as one of the great classic gangster movies. See more »

Goofs

Belle tells Harry at the retirement home her room is 321. But later on, when Leon and Richie come to the home, the number on the door is different because this is Harry's room, and she happened to be there when they arrived expecting to find him. 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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Soundtracks

Work That Body
Words and Music by Diana Ross, Paul Jabara and Raymond Chew
Performed by Phyllis St. James
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Tough Guys
1 December 2006 | by 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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