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Running Scared (1986)

Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer who nearly killed them in the past.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ray Hughes
... Danny Costanzo
... Det. Frank Sigliano
... Anna Costanzo
... Snake
... Captain Logan
... Det. Tony Montoya (as Jonathan Gries)
... Maryann
... Julio Gonzales
... Vinnie
... Ace
... Women's Room Lawyer
Robert Lesser ... Supoena Lawyer
Betty Carvalho ... Apartment Manager
... Thug
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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shootout | gunfight | cop | vacation | bar | See All (39) »

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27 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Apunta, dispara... y corre  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,227,757, 29 June 1986

Gross USA:

$38,500,726
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The docked ship used in the movie at the 29min mark is the Columbia Yatch Club, Chicago. The ship is non working and permanently dock in the Chicago harbor. See more »

Goofs

The red 1969 Mustang is splashed with snow on the drivers side when it swerves to miss the delivery truck. As it crashes in a following scene, the drivers side is clear of snow. See more »

Quotes

Captain Logan: You are the detectives. Go and detect.
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Referenced in Panic (2000) See more »

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Man Size Love
By Klymaxx
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Excellent
5 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's predictable. It's typical. It's very 80s. It's also very good. As was said before, the chemistry between the two stars is incredible. If you liked Beverly Hills Cop, you'll love this film (in fact, I just watched them both back to back, and enjoyed them both equally). It is non-stop one liners that drip with wit. As 80s cop movies go, this is among the best. There are tonnes of great scenes.


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