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Armed & Dangerous (1986)

John Candy , Eugene Levy , Mark L. Lester  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Meg Ryan, Robert Loggia
  • Directors: Mark L. Lester
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: December 7, 2010
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00441GYQ0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,916 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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    John Candy and Eugene Levy charge into the world of private security in the outrageous action-comedy ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Unfortunately, they're usually charging in the wrong direction! When Candy, a bungling cop, and Levy, an inept lawyer, lose their jobs, they wind up together at the Guard Dog Security Company. After thorough training in the use of firearms (for two hours), they're raring to go. But even as security guards they can't cut it, and rip-offs take place right under their noses. Eventually they figure out the robberies aren't coincidental, and that their company is in cahoots with the security union's mobster president (Robert Loggia, Jagged Edge). Eager to snag the crooks, Candy and Levy set out as spies and in a wild car chase turn a million-dollar heist into an armored carnival! When the dust finally settles, Candy and Levy save the day as the hilarious rent-a-cop duo that’s never funnier than when they're ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

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    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great John Candy romp! February 20, 2003
    By Jaha
    Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
    Like many of the action comedies of the time this one delivers an entertaining story with John Candy's wacky humor. Candy and Levy star as the protagonists who are forced to join a security agency when all other options fail. Revolving around a plot involving corruption and crooked cops Candy and Levy aim to get to the bottom of all that is wrong while [complicating matters] frequently. I really laughed a lot at this film. Candy and Levy make a great team and offer up some very hysterical scenes. Levy's attempts at being a defense attorney, Candy fishing at a pier, and the two crashing a ball thrown for the chief of police all seem like harmless events but these two always know how to screw them all up. If you are a fan of the SCTV or SNL crews then you definately have to see this movie. It is lesser known but very funny.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes Clever Comedy but John Candy`s Classic. January 21, 2002
    Format:VHS Tape
    When an Honest Cop (John Candy) was framed for stealing and Ex-Lawyer (Eugene Levy), they become together Private Security Guards but when a Conspiracy that is happining at the Private Security Guards. The Ex-Cop and the Ex-Lawyer are going to solve the case together, if they like it or not.
    Directed by Mark L. Lester (Class of 1984 and 1999, Commando) shows a great fun of Comedy and Action. Candy and Levy are great together, the supporting cast are:Robert Loggia, Kenneth McMillian, Meg Ryan, Jonathan Banks, Brion James and Steve Ralisback (In a Cameo). DVD has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) transfer (also in Pan & Scan) with the Original:Dolby Stereo 2.0 Surround Sound. This was a box office disappointment in 1986 but it does way better on Video. John Candy and Brion James died years later after this fun. This is a fun cop comedy. Grade:A-.
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    9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars FAIRLY FUNNY CANDY VEHICLE November 4, 2004
    Format:DVD
    John Candy is Frank Dooley, a cop unjustly fired from his job. Candy decides to become a Security Guard for Guard Dog Security. He is teamed with second-rate former prosecutor Norman Kane.

    On the job they find themselves mixed up in a plot with shady, mob-run Union reps led by Robert Loggia as the mob boss. They try to tell their story to a young Meg Ryan, daughter of the security company boss but she doesn't beleive them. Soon they find themselves accused of murder and on the run from the cops and the mobsters.

    Levy and Candy, two ex-SCTV alums have a good chemistry together in a kind of modern day laurel and hardy stlye. Not an uproarious movie but some funny parts, the best being when the pair hide out from the cops in a LA sex shop and Candy dresses in drag to escape the cops.

    A fun movie. Not a gem but some good bits.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great comedy June 27, 1999
    By A Customer
    Format:VHS Tape
    Wonderful movie. Will keep you laughing. I doubt this movie was meant to be a great "story", but it sure is a great comedy.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Another classic film from the Candy man December 12, 1999
    Format:VHS Tape
    John Candy and Eugene Levy have a great chemistry in this film. The addition of the sweet, innocent character played by Meg Ryan a great plus. Even though the story and filming is not the greatest, their characters in this film play off each other very well to provide for some hilarious, outlandish situations and a whole slew of laughs. For example, this is the only film that features a semi-truck hauling a tanker of rocket fuel playing demolition derby through a traffic jam. Even though some of the humor is a bit campy at times, I could watch this film over and over, and still laugh out loud. This movie is a good addition to you family library, and a must have for John Candy fans.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A simple bit of fun October 18, 2007
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    I read some of my fellow viewer's comments; I have to say you people need to lightenup somewhat. This is not meant to be a sketch from the Royal Shakespeare Company. It is simple, corny, but fun! The scenario has already been written above, but I think Levy's banter with Candy, especially in the Peep show booth is hilarious. Also in the courthouse as Candy knocks Levy to the ground. "Thanks a lot, made my day." Great stuff! So, if you want to be entertained by pure stupid fun, go ahead, watch and enjoy yourself. This is a funny movie and not meant to impress pseudo-critics, of whom far too many adorn these pages.
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great comedy July 30, 2006
    Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
    This is an off the wall comedy. With john Candy and Eugen Levy. I had to get this one. Lots of laughs
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Is John Candy Funny, or what????????? September 17, 2007
    Format:DVD
    I miss John Candy. I enjoyed all his movies. He was never dull.
    This is a funny movie. An evening well spent in front of the TV.
    I highly recommend it.
    Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars LOCK AND LOAD
    Armed and dangerous has got to be considered one of John Candy's funniest movies. The background story is focused with systemic corruption in Society. Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Gordon W. Bootle
    5.0 out of 5 stars Good basic movie
    Arrived on time and in excellent condition. As with most of his movies very funny and despite some colorful language. A Nice movie to watch and enjoy. Read more
    Published 7 days ago by Brain Andersen
    3.0 out of 5 stars YEAP
    Good and fair
    Published 19 days ago by Game Matter
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    5 stars for John
    Published 20 days ago by David M Laird
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Beautifully restore! great for any John Candy fan!
    Published 20 days ago by Michael Mikulovsky
    5.0 out of 5 stars How Comedy Should Be
    This High Def update of an old favorite of mine is a must see for anyone looking for a break from reality with a laugh or four on the side. Read more
    Published 25 days ago by Han Solo
    5.0 out of 5 stars love it
    been looking for this movie for a while and am more than happy withg this purchase. would recommend this to any one
    Published 2 months ago by wade nelson
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great John Candy Movie!
    Great old school John Candy movie with some older greats!
    Very funny movie, I highly recommend for a night in!
    Published 2 months ago by Scott D. Mcgrath
    3.0 out of 5 stars was sent wrong formated dvd
    When I ordered this movie I selected the country as Australia as the same as the other dvd I and now cannot watch Armed as as Dangerous as the format is not suited for Australia... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Danielle Blunden
    4.0 out of 5 stars One of John's "Good" movies
    As a John Candy fan I hope to soon have most of the movies he has performed in. This one is just above average for HIS works. Read more
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