A counterfeiter with a habit of "eliminating" the competition moves in next door to the Robbersons. Two cops move in with the Robbersons for a stakeout.

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Michael Ritchie

Writer:

Bernie Somers
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chevy Chase ... Norman Robberson
Jack Palance ... Jake Stone
Dianne Wiest ... Helen Robberson
Robert Davi ... Horace Osborn
David Barry Gray ... Tony Moore
Jason James Richter ... Kevin Robberson
Fay Masterson ... Cindy Robberson
Miko Hughes ... Billy Robberson
Richard Romanus ... Fred Lutz
Sal Landi ... Jerry Callahan
Ronald L. Schwary ... Producer
Jack Kehler ... Caniff
Amy Powell Amy Powell ... Marva Prescott
Dawn Landon Dawn Landon ... Video Clerk
Jim Holmes ... Phil
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Storyline

When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, tough-as-nails Jake Stone is assigned to the stakeout. But now it's a question of whether Jake can last long enough to capture the bad guys. The Robbersons want to help so they are driving him crazy. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild violence, language and some comic nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the end credits, a picture of Jake (Jack Palance) doing a one-armed push-up with one of the Robberson's kids was flashed. This was a reference to what Palance did after he accepted his Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for "City Slickers (1991)." See more »

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The cigarette in Osborn's mouth in the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Norman Robberson: Do you know what smoking does to you? It stunts your growth, it yellows your teeth and blackens your lungs. Is that what you want? To be a yellow toothed midget with lung cancer?
Kevin Robberson: I'm keeping my options open.
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Connections

Features Barnaby Jones (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme from 'Hawaii Five-O'
Written by Morton Stevens (as Mort Stevens)
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Very, very bad
9 October 2000 | by Monika-5See all my reviews

Chevy Chase, please stick to the National Lampoon Vacation movies. I saw this film only once, when it was in the theater (I'm guessing it wasn't in theaters very long, either) so I've forgotten most of it. The actors (Chevy Chase, Jack Palance and the always delightful Dianne Wiest) deserve better than this tripe. See their other movies and skip this one.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cops and Robbersons See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,724,254, 17 April 1994

Gross USA:

$11,391,093

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,391,093
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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