Classic 80's comedy with Hanks in his silly prime and Aykroyd when he was in everything haha.
There are some genius moments of comedy gold in this film that just elevate it, its much like the 'Starsky n Hutch' or 'The Dukes of Hazzard' remakes in which they sent up the original somewhat but keep it close to its original format in terms of concepts.
Its really underrated and overlooked frankly, the pairing of Hanks n Aykroyd is fantastic, Aykroyd being so so funny as a stuck up jobsworth and Hanks is perfect in a slick laidback role much like his other 80's characters. Its all very cheesy but there's some good action in here, nice soundtrack and excellent cast, wish they made em like this still hehe.
Hanks surprisingly only had two films that I know of in the 80's that were hits with critics and audiences and those films were of course Splash and Big. I think he did his best work in the 80's with those two films. Here he gets bad one liners and doesn't deliver them very good. Watching this film, it's hard to believe that he went on to be an Oscar winner.
It's sad when Dan Aykroyd is more entertaining and is in better form than Tom Hanks but that's the case in Dragnet anyway. While the directors would have made a better Naked Gun movie, since the film feels like a Naked Gun film, except without Leslie Nielson and the laughs.
One of the favorite comedies from the 80's with Dan Akroyd and Hanks as good cop/bad cop. A ton of corny/funny lines. Need to check this out again.
Thank God it's Friday!