Danny and Ray are two street wise cops in Chicago. When they are almost killed on a case, they are forced to take a vacation by their captain. Key West offers a substantial change over frozen Chicago. They decide to quit and open a bar in Key West. Upon returning, they find that Julio, the drug dealer who nearly killed them has made bail and is trying to complete a giant drug deal. They decide to complete their case against Julio before quitting, but then begin being careful. Their effectiveness drops as they find they can't operate the way they did before if they don't have the edge of a long time commitment.Written by
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Tom Selleck and John Travolta were also offered the roles of Hughes and Costanzo. Selleck turned it down due to commitments to Magnum, P.I. (1980) while Travolta's, at the time agent, Michael Ovitz, felt that the project was wrong for him. See more »
In the ladies' room, the lawyer for Aunt Rose's estate throws his business card into the sink. When Ray picks it up, it is on top of the sink. See more »
You had to be rescued like a couple of rookies. Maybe you need a rest.
We don't need a rest.
Well, I need a rest from you. I'm approving your request for vacation.
No! We got too much goin' on!
You know, it's a very bad sign when a cop thinks that Chicago will fall apart without him. You're on vacation, effective now.
We're not goin'!
Let me tell you something. If I find you in the city, I'm gonna have you arrested. If you step one foot in this station house, I'm gonna have you shot.
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yes the plot is implausible,and so politically incorrect that you can't believe.but the film does what it sets out to do-entertain.this is ground that has been covered before(Beverly Hills Cop as an example),but never in a way that is as much fun.the screenplay is o.k.,with the best dialogue reserved for Hines-Crystal banter.the other characters are basically filler.but generally well done(Joe Pantoliano as Snake is great).there are a few dead spots in the film,but these are usually rescued by Hines and/or Crystal,who seemed to be having a lot of fun.there is a fantastic chase scene late in the movie that alone makes it worth watching.altogether this '80's buddy movie still holds up.mostly because of the insanity of the two leads.
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