Running Scared Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8728

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 37

Theatrical Release Date: 06/27/1986

Language: English

Genre: Action, Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Peter Hyams

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

Plot: 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

Yojimbo - wrote on 02/26/2012

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 …

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