In Armed and Dangerous, John Candy plays a cop who has been kicked off the force on a trumped up charge. Eugene Levy costars as a disbarred lawyer. The two outcasts take low-paying jobs as security officers at a company controlled by mob boss Robert Loggia. In their own stumblebum fashion, Candy and Levy uncover a smuggling operation masterminded by Loggia. Meg Ryan also shows up in an early leading role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Armed and dangerous is hilarious . John Candy as the straight man paired with Eugene Levy are both in rare form. Who would not love the scene with them both dressed in drag confronting the officers. The characters who are their coworkers at Guard Dog Security are outrageous.
Anyone who loves tongue-in-cheak humor, if you don't mind the pun, will love this film.
I am an ex-security guard. This flick should serve as a training manual for the entire security industry!!! And let me tell you, the bone-head employers that you have to work under are more of a disgrace than actually having to show up for work with that silly uniform on!!! I do top John Candy...I was fired for trying to collect money from employees for a x-mas gift for my boss(and I didn't strong-arm anyone in the process#&*-/%???...go figure)