Running Scared (1986)
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 5
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Average Rating: 3.1/5
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Distinguished by a sharp, witty dialogue between its two cop protagonists, Ray and Danny (Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal), this entertaining crime drama is well worth a visit. Ray and Danny are nearly blown away by super bad guy Julio (Jimmy Smits), and their boss is peeved at them as usual. So the two are given a holiday from their beat in Chicago and travel to the sunny shores of Key West. They like it enough to retire from police work and open a business there. But when the duo returns to
Jun 27, 1986 Wide
Oct 2, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment
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Has all the logic and transitional ease of a Pokémon-style card game played by 5-year-olds who don't understand the rules, so they make up their own as they go.
A breezily entertaining buddy-cop movie with too much cutesy shtick for its own good. Gregory Hines is OK, but Billy Crystal is never believable as a Chicago cop.
Pre-Lethal Weapon mid-80s buddy flick before
Relentlessly competent in a TBS Saturday afternoon kind of way.
Crystal and Hines are a great double act. Laughs aplenty.
Audience Reviews for Running Scared
- Danny Costanzo: We're going to be tender-cop-vittles.
- Danny Costanzo: I'm allergic to machine guns.
- Danny Costanzo: I mean retire--quit-be a regular person.
- Ray Hughes: Regular people suck.
- Danny Costanzo: Maybe, but they don't get shot.
- Danny Costanzo: Is this what I really want to do when I grow up?
- Ray Hughes: What else is there?
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