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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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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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Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Archie und Harry - Sie können's nicht lassen  »

Box Office


$21,458,229 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Doyle L. McCormack, who played the train engineer, is the real-life engineer and chief mechanical officer of the SP #4449. See more »


Constantly changing sun and shadows throughout the train chase scene. Especially noticeable then they decouple the train cars (sun high and from the side), and Archie taunts Yablonski (sun lower and directly from behind). See more »


[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 Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) See more »


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Tough Guys
15 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

Legends Douglas and Lancaster play two aging ex-train robbers who set out to prove they're not over the hill for one more heist. A fun film. It's nice to see two legends go head to head and have a few laughs...

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