Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal are two wisecracking, best-buddy street cops. As they explore the grim alleyways of the city, they stumble upon Snake (Joe Pantoliano), a very small-potatoes crook with a very big briefcase containing $50,000. Since they have no evidence to arrest Snake, they must convince him to request arrest, which they do! A commanding officer orders them to go on vacation, a master criminal has vowed to kill them, and a great degree of solace is received from two friendly ladies who warm their winter nights. Hines and Crystal engage in a frantic chase on Chicago's "El" tracks (in a yellow cab pursuing a Cadillac limo!), and Hines will find himself shimmying down a cable in the vast rotunda of the State of Illinois Center firing a machine gun.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

57% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Running Scared struggles to strike a consistent balance between violent action and humor, but the chemistry between its well-matched leads keeps things entertaining.

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Information

Studio
MGM
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Stereo)
Additional

Cantonese (Subtitles), Danish (Subtitles), Dutch (Subtitles), Finnish (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Korean (Subtitles), Norwegian (Subtitles), Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Spain) (Subtitles), Swedish (Subtitles), Thai (Subtitles), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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