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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)

Gross USA:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the opening sequence a chicken dances in front of the now defunct Pioneer Chicken, which was at 6720 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

When Frank and Norman are hiding in the sex shop and looking for a way to escape, they coerce 2 patrons, a man in leather and a transvestite into the back and swap clothes with them. Frank (John Candy) comes back out in the drag outfit with inexplicably full makeup. See more »

Quotes

Norman Kane: That's it? Just like that, huh?
Maggie Cavanaugh: Mr. Kane, there are only two things that you have to remember - never fall asleep where anyone can see you and make sure your name is very clearly marked on your lunch.
Norman Kane: Well, I can handle that.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Ferry Tale (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

SOME KIND OF DAY
Written by Glen Burtnick and Bill Meyers
Produced by Maurice White and Bill Meyers
Performed by Glen Burtnick
Courtesy of A&M Records
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John Candy's 2nd funniest movie!!
2 June 2002 | by IdocamstufSee all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time last month, and im still laughing about it!! This movie has some of the funniest parts ever in it. This movie isnt as funny as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, but it's pretty darn close!! If you liked Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, you should definately check this one out.


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