Armed and Dangerous (1986)




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In Armed and Dangerous, John Candy plays a cop who has been kicked off the force on a trumped up charge. Eugene Levy costars as a disbarred lawyer. The two outcasts take low-paying jobs as security officers at a company controlled by mob boss Robert Loggia. In their own stumblebum fashion, Candy and Levy uncover a smuggling operation masterminded by Loggia. Meg Ryan also shows up in an early leading role.

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Comedy
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Written By: Peter Torokvei, Brian Grazer, James Keach, Harold Ramis
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On DVD: Nov 12, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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Critic Reviews for Armed and Dangerous

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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Chicago Reader
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Silly doings with Candy and Levy as inept security guards.

June 26, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

It may not be armed, but it's dangerous alright.

July 31, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Armed and Dangerous


Funny,but not the greatest comedie!

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer


A typical John Candy movie, co-starring Eugene Levy (before he decided to hop aboard the American Pie milktruck), Meg Ryan (before she decided to leave her marriage for a telephone-slinging Aussie), Robert Loggia, Duke from Rocky and Mr Strickland from Back To The Future. Really enjoyable if you're into these types of movies, which I find a guilty pleasure.

Derek Daniels

Super Reviewer


Average John Candy & Eugence Levy comedy movie, not much funny, but I was affecting on my favourite actress, Meg Ryan.

Dean McKenna

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