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Tough Guys

Tough Guys (1986)

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Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas team up one last time in Tough Guys. Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Lang (Douglas) are two old-time train robbers, who held up a train in 1956 and have been incarcerated for thirty years. After serving their time, they are released from jail and have to adjust to a new life of freedom, now as old men. Harry and Archie realize that they still have the pizzazz when, picking up their prison checks at a bank, they foil a robbery attempt. Archie, who spent his

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A slight and breezy curtain call for one of Hollywood's best duos.

September 2, 2005
Flipside Movie Emporium

A highly entertaining buddy comedy with two legendary stars in top form.

August 31, 2005
Fantastica Daily

A flimsy film, but the two old pros make it worth catching.

June 9, 2005
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A humourous and also fitting encore for screen's legendary duo

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Audience Reviews for Tough Guys

Legendary duo Lancaster and Douglas team up again, for the last time, in this highly amusing comedy about a couple of old boy cons released and out of date in the modern world (1986). Its now of course even more amusing as 86 was along long time ago and the film has dated somewhat haha, this doesn't detract from the fun as the two leads are really magic together and play off each other perfectly, they almost look like brothers in their natty 50's suits.

The plot is pretty thin on the ground lets be frank here but the entire film is held together merely by the fantastic pairing of the two aging stars, the comedy is fair but the tough hood persona is so right for the duo. The film never gets dull for a moment as we see the guys try to live in their new world, Douglas has more of the laughs in his jobs where as Lancaster has more of the emotional side in his retirement home.

Along for this ride is Eli Wallach but to be honest his role isn't really needed and seems a bit too strong for this light hearted comedy, where as Charles Durning is perfect for his usual type role of a policeman on the case, stoic springs to mind.

Some great sequences, mainly the finale with the train heist which looks great, ending is a little flat and abrupt but I can't fault this top comedy, its surprising how good the duo were at comedy like this, you wouldn't think it really. Very much along the lines of 'My Fellow Americans' which is another good old boy classic.
November 6, 2011
phubbs1

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Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, and Dana Carvey. Need I say more?!
October 6, 2011
Jason Reneau

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A low point in the careers of both Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.
March 22, 2008
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