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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film that Norman is watching in the warehouse is The Caine Mutiny (1954). See more »

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Noreen: Gosh, I didn't realize it was going to be this formal. If I had known it was going to be this kind of party I would have worn underwear.
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OUR THING
Composed and Produced by Michael Melvoin
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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 lee_eisenbergSee 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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