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Running Scared (1986) Movie Information

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Running Scared (1986)
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Overall Rank:

7604

Avg. Rating:

2.46/4

# of Ratings:

37

Genres:

Action, Comedy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

06/27/1986

Director:

Peter Hyams

Actors:

Gregory Hines
Billy Crystal
Steven Bauer
Dan Hedaya
Joe Pantoliano
Jimmy Smits

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A pair of Chicago cops have to get back into the game after a Key West vacation when a drug dealer from their past decides to finish what he started. -- Chris Kavan

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"Running Scared" by Yojimbo

When two hotshot Chicago detectives have a brush with their own mortality, they decide to buy a bar and retire to Key West after cracking one last case. Running Scared is the kind of film that at least on paper, looks like a pig. The plot is the usual mix of cliched characters and by the numbers plot devices (particularly the inevitable man-boy pleasing finale), and the cast hardly screams A-list. But what this film gets right is the sense of fun; it's tongue is firmly in its cheek and the great comic chemistry between Crystal and Hines is backed up by a constant stream of consistently funny jokes (my personal highlights include the police line-up and Hines' battle of the bird with a ten year old!) It's definitely a matter of taste, but for me Running Scared is far better than contemporar...

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