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Armed and Dangerous (1986)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 15 August 1986 (USA)
A fired cop and useless lawyer sign up as security guards and find they've joined a corrupt union.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Frank Dooley
... Norman Kane
... Michael Carlino
... Captain Clarence O'Connell
... Maggie Cavanaugh
... Anthony Lazarus
... Clyde Klepper
... Sergeant Rizzo
... Kokolovitch
... The Cowboy
... Mel Nedler
... Cappy
Robert Gray ... Butcher
... Raisin
... Judge
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Storyline

Frank Dooley (John Candy) , a cop wrongly sacked for corruption, teams up with a useless defense lawyer named Herman Kane (Eugene Levy) in their new careers... as security guards. When the two are made fall guys for a robbery at a location they are guarding, the pair begin to investigate corruption within the company and their union. They soon make enemies of everyone, but can the unlikely duo save the day ? Written by Rob Hartill

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Undercover. Overdressed. And keeping you safe from the scum of the earth

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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15 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Armados y peligrosos  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,945,534
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Carpenter was originally offered the chance of directing, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

[36:07]After Frank Dooley and Norman Kane interrogate Bruno at the gym, on their way out, Dooley has an enormous sweat stain on his shirt; the camera goes to the staff member (Teagan Clive), and then back to a sweat-less Candy. See more »

Quotes

Frank Dooley: Ooh, they're going to feel that in the morning.
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THE WALLS CAME DOWN (FOR ROCK 'N' ROLL)
Written by Martin Page
Produced by Maurice White and Bill Meyers
Performed by Eve
Courtesy of Cadenza Entertainment, Inc. and Kalimba Productions
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With "Splash", "Armed and Dangerous" and "Once Upon a Crime", it's clear that John Candy and Eugene Levy were a great team.
3 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

In a way, maybe it does weaken "Armed and Dangerous" just a little to have so much high action, but how can you not like a John Candy/Eugene Levy movie? In this case, they play security guards who discover all sorts of corruption. But mostly, it's an excuse to be silly. Low humor, sure, but still likable (especially the clothing-switching scene; I bet that they liked filming that!).

Anyway, it's one of many movies that shows what we lost when John Candy died. In other words, it's armed and dangerously funny. Also starring Robert Loggia (happy birthday, Robert!), Kenneth McMillan and Meg Ryan.

A 50 caliber...


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