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Tough Guys (1986)

PG | | Comedy | 3 October 1986 (USA)
Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone.

Director:

Jeff Kanew
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burt Lancaster ... Harry Doyle
Kirk Douglas ... Archie Long
Charles Durning ... Deke Yablonski
Alexis Smith ... Belle
Dana Carvey ... Richie Evans
Darlanne Fluegel ... Skye
Eli Wallach ... Leon B. Little
Monty Ash Monty Ash ... Vince
Billy Barty ... Philly
Simmy Bow Simmy Bow ... Schultz
Darlene Conley ... Gladys Ripps
Nathan Davis ... Jimmy Ellis
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Man in Gay Bar
Corkey Ford Corkey Ford ... Gang Leader
Rick Garcia Rick Garcia ... Federale Captain
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Storyline

Harry and Archie are released from prison ready to collect their Social Security. How could they get into trouble at their age? Let's count the ways; A parole officer who is a famous criminal groupie, Dead end where people don't know they are dealing with dangerous, though older, criminals, a hit man who can barely see, but who still has an outstanding contract on them. Does anyone still rob trains? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

They're Out To Teach A New World Some Old Tricks. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Archie und Harry - Sie können's nicht lassen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,565,342, 5 October 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,458,229
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

After the police fire at the train, Sgt. Deke Yablonski (Charles Durning) says, "What is this, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral?". Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas both starred in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957); Lancaster played Wyatt Earp, and Douglas played Doc Holliday in the classic western. See more »

Goofs

When Harry Doyle stands under a tree to hear a bird sing, the bird is a mourning dove. Doves and pigeons never sing. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Archie Long: I'm tellin' ya, Harry...
Harry Doyle: I know, I know. We could have got away with it.
Archie Long: Did I say that before?
Harry Doyle: Every day for thirty years.
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Connections

References Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

They Don't Make Them Like They Used To
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Performed by Kenny Rogers
Courtesy of RCA Records
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Nostalgia rules okay?
6 July 2001 | by Viv-1See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite films. I've watched it many times and what's more my grand-daughters enjoy it too, and they don't even know the two stars like I do.

It's funny, with a good pacey script. It has something to make you think about - getting older, not fitting in and being a geriatric rebel. It's got action, a bank robbery , a fist fight with some great dialogue. It's got comedy (see Kirk trying on "hot" clothes taking advice from a CCTV shop assistant) and also it has some touching scenes of Burt in the old people's home, where he's forced to live.

The supporting cast has class - Eli Wallach, Dana Carvey, Charles Durning and Alexis Smith. And to top it all there's a terrific train chase finale. Besides which Burt and Kirk were made for this film. It brought back a lot of good memories for me and I can thoroughly recommend it. Enjoy, as they say....


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