Armed and Dangerous


Armed and Dangerous

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A former cop and a disbarred lawyer find themselves unlikely partners when they both take jobs as security guards in this broad comedy. The clumsy duo gets a chance at redemption when they discover their new employer is actually a mob boss, and they attempt to dismantle his smuggling operation.


John Candy
as Frank Dooley
Eugene Levy
as Norman Kane
Robert Loggia
as Michael Carlino
Kenneth McMillan
as Captain Clarence O'Connell
Meg Ryan
as Maggie Cavanaugh
Brion James
as Anthony Lazarus
Jonathan Banks
as Clyde Klepper
Don Stroud
as Sgt. Rizzo
Larry Hankin
as Kokolovitch
Steve Railsback
as The Cowboy
Robert Burgos
as Mel Nedler
Bruno Kirby
as Police Captain
Robert Gray
as Butcher
Lynn Vandegruft
as Party Woman
Bruce Kirby
as Police Captain
James Tolkan
as Brackman
Glenn Withrow
as Larry Lupik
David Wohl
as Prosecutor
Melanie Gaffin
as Little Girl
David Hess
as Gunman
Ira Miller
as Toxic Guard
Sharon Wyatt
as BMW Woman
Royce D. Applegate
as Toxic Guard
Christine Dupree
as Peep-Show Girl
Nicholas Worth
as Transvestite
Seth Kaufman
as Gay Biker
Mark Carlton
as Court Clerk
Sylvia Kauders
as Older Woman at Party
Wilson Camp
as Older Man at Party
Tito Puente
as Band Leader
Nils Nichols
as Senator
Murray Lebowitz
as Party Gent
Christopher Mankiewicz
as Plainclothes Detective
Edith Fields
as Party Guest
Lisa Figus
as Woman at Party
Richard Walsh
as Aerobics Instructor
Teagan Clive
as Staf Member
Tina Plackinger
as Health Club Woman No.1
Susie Jaso
as Health Club Woman No.2
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Critic Reviews for Armed and Dangerous

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for Armed and Dangerous

  • Jan 27, 2013
    John Candy and Eugene Levy are Armed and Dangerous in this quirky '80s buddy comedy. The story follows a disgraced ex-cop and an incompetent lawyer who become armed security guards that accidentally stubble across a major criminal operation. The plot's fairly thin and the characters are pretty formulaic. But Candy and Levy have good chemistry, and they work well with this type of screwball humor. Despite the light story, Armed and Dangerous works as a silly, cornballish comedy and it delivers some good laughs.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 06, 2011
    Eugene Levy in assless chaps is the memory from this movie burned into my brain. You've been warned.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2009
    funny movie John Candy is funny as hell in it.
    Daryl . Super Reviewer
  • Aug 08, 2008
    Funny,but not the greatest comedie!
    Cassie H Super Reviewer

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