Tough Guys (1986)

Tough Guys

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An upbeat Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster star in this sometimes slow but humorous drama as Archie Long and Harry Doyle, two ex-cons and erstwhile train robbers. They are released after 30 years in prison and cannot cope with the new world around them. Archie is fired from his job in a yoghurt shop where he wonders how a business can sell bacteria to little kids. Harry is lambasted at the old-age home for not eating his lunch and making love to a woman. The two men give up on going straight but … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: James Cruikshank, James Orr
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Cast


as Harry Doyle

as Archie Long

as Deke Yablonski

as Richie Evans

as Skye Foster

as Leon B. Little

as Vince

as Philly

as Schultz

as Gladys Ripps

as Bartender at Virgina...

as Jimmy Ellis

as Ambulance Attendant ...

as Man in Gay Bar

as Red Hot Chili Pepper

as Gang Leader

as Federale Captain

as Richie's Boss

as Train Engineer

as Female Officer

as Yogurt Boy

as Hotel Clerk

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Gang Member No. 2

as Restaurant Hostess

as Prison Guard

as Bank Robber

as Bank Robber

as Policeman in Park

as Ambulance Attendant

as Ambulance Attendant

as Bartender at Mickey'...

as Slam Dancer

as Boy Scout

as Customer

as Customer

as Customer

as Newscaster

as Sym's Assistant

as Himself

as Brakeman

as Armored Truck Driver

as Helicopter Pilot

as Border Patrol Captai...

as Red Hot Chili Pepper...

as Border Patrol Captai...

as Red Hot Chili Pepper

as Red Hot Chili Pepper

as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for Tough Guys

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Tough Guys

½

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and Douglas team up again, for the last time, in this highly amusing comedy about a couple of old boy cons released and out of date in the modern world (1986).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.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, and Dana Carvey. Need I say more?!

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

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A low point in the careers of both Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

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Anthony Valletta

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