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Cops and Robbersons (1994)

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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, ... See full summary »

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Michael Ritchie

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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 ... 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Confusão em Dose Dupla 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

Norman took a lunch to work then he went to the diner for a bagel for lunch. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Jake Stone: Don't ever throw a cat on me again.
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Connections

References Starsky and Hutch (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Express Yourself
Written by Charles Wright
Performed by Charles Wright and The 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Family stakeout.
28 April 2010 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Chevy Chase's family comedy "Cops and Robbersons" might have been made during the period where his box-office success was in a rapid decline (as this was somewhat a flop and the previous two before it), but I've always have a soft spot for this professional looking, but farcical comedy outing and that was mainly for the amusingly dry performance of Jack Palance as a weathered detective.

Norman Robberson is a mild-mannered accountant who spends his free time watching TV cop shows. Soon enough he's living that life, when detective Jack Stone and his partner use his house as a stakeout to watch his neighbour that's a dangerous counterfeiter. Stone then finds himself caught up with the family and Norman's cop show obsession could just endanger the whole operation.

As much as I enjoy watching a Chevy Chase film, it does pale in comparison to his early work but watching it again it surprised me how well it actually stood up. While not overly funny, it kept me watching. Teaming up again with Michael Ritchie the director of his smash 1985 hit "Fletch", Ritchie and Chase might not have the luxury of that smart script, but "Cops and Robbersons" is still sprightly written with the odd witty remark and amusing depictions of middle class suburbia. It's a typical formula, but it raises some inspired shenanigans if growing a little repetitive with its choices. Thinking about it, there was probably just not enough humour there or effectively brought across. It's madcap, accidental gags relying more so on the psychical and visuals with comical interactions between the dysfunctional characters. Ritchie's direction is straight-up, competently tidy with a slick streamline to it and having confidence in his timing.

The cast balances out quite nicely. Chase gives his usual quick-on-the-feet performance, while alongside him Palance superbly grits his teeth. Dianne West is equally good with a level-head turn and Robert Davi suitably goes with a mock serious approach in a pigeon hold villain role. There's decent support by David Barry Gray, Jason James Richter, Fay Masterson, Miko Hughes and Richard Romanus.


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