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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.

Director:

Mark L. Lester

Writers:

Brian Grazer (story), Harold Ramis (story and screenplay) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... Frank Dooley
Eugene Levy ... Norman Kane
Robert Loggia ... Michael Carlino
Kenneth McMillan ... Captain Clarence O'Connell
Meg Ryan ... Maggie Cavanaugh
Brion James ... Anthony Lazarus
Jonathan Banks ... Clyde Klepper
Don Stroud ... Sergeant Rizzo
Larry Hankin ... Kokolovitch
Steve Railsback ... The Cowboy
Robert Burgos ... Mel Nedler
Tony Burton ... Cappy
Robert Gray Robert Gray ... Butcher
Larry Flash Jenkins ... Raisin
Stacy Keach Sr. ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Armados y peligrosos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,348,276, 17 August 1986

Gross USA:

$15,945,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,945,534
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was at first going to star John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd till Belushi died. Then it was going to star Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd, then Finaly John Candy And Dan Aykroyd with John Carpenter to direct. Till Aykroyd and Carpentor both finally left the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the wide shot of Rizzo and Mel's 1977 Chevy Caprice, just before it is hit by the armored truck driven by Captain O'Connell, the camera used for the close-up of the rocker panel moments before can be seen on the ground next to the car with a wire attached. It is quickly knocked out of the frame on impact. See more »

Quotes

[Frank and Norman exit the porno bookstore disguised as a transvestite and leather man respectively when they run into the bad cops looking for them; Frank and Norman freeze]
Sergeant Rizzo: What are you looking at you schmucks?
[Frank and Norman sigh with relief that Rizzo does not recognize them and quickly get into their characters]
Frank Dooley: [mimicking 'Divine'] Oh, isn't he cute? And look that these muscles.
Sergeant Rizzo: Take your hands off me! I'm a police officer.
Norman Kane: [falsetto voice] Oh, don't mine him. He gets so frisky every time ...
[...]
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Connections

Features The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

CANDY'S THEME
Composed and Produced by Maurice White and Bill Meyers
Performed by Bill Meyers
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Movie worth watching
14 October 2005 | by toomanydogs5See all my reviews

I used to watch this movie every time it came on TV when I was younger. This movie didn't get a lot of attention; and it's not as good as Planes Trains and Automobiles, but it still worth watching. The last 30 or 40 minutes is great. I like the part where John is riding in truck with the cowboy and John pulls out a huge handgun. The cowboy says" I've never seen a gun like that before". John says" It's a 50 caliber, only legal in 2 states and this isn't one of them". Another part to mention is John on the motorcycle. John is in this old style biker outfit and riding an old police motorcycle. The outfit is reminiscent of something out of Rebel Without a Cause. The old motorcycle was probably a old Harley police bike. For you gun fans out there, the gun John is using is probably the 50 caliber revolver made by Ruger. This pretty entertaining film. Enjoy.


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