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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Point of Parliamentary procedure refers to when someone is mentioning a rules violation during a meeting to which a person has a right to do. See more »

Goofs

When Lazarus' car starts chasing the armored truck near the end of the movie, the front of the car is alternately damaged/intact between shots. See more »

Quotes

[Frank and Norman are hiding in a overheated steam room]
Norman Kane: "Let's go in the steam room." Great plan, Frank! It's a good thing we didn't hide in the barbecue pit because Carlino would have had a sudden craving for ribs!
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Connections

Features The Caine Mutiny (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

OUR THING
Composed and Produced by Michael Melvoin
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User Reviews

Armed and Dangerous is dangerously funny!
10 April 2000 | by jellyneckrSee all my reviews

John Candy and Eugene Levy star in this classic comedy about an ex-cop [Candy] and a lawyer [Levy] who become security guards. Soon they're convinced that their boss [Robert Loggia] is behind numerous crimes!

John Candy and Eugene Levy both give excellent comedic performances and Meg Ryan's well-casted as their boss' daughter.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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