Blu-ray, DVD Release: Running Scared (1986)

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 9, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $29.95, DVD $19.95
Studio: Kino Lorber

The likeable 1986 action comedy Running Scared stars Gregory Hines (The Muppets Take Manhattan) and Billy Crystal (Monsters Inc.).

running-scared-86_optRay (Hines) and Danny (Crystal) are the wild men of Chicago’s police force. The pair’s unorthodox methods get results in a tough town – until they come up against Julio Gonzales (Jimmy Smits, NYPD Blue), a smooth-talking drug dealer who is bucking to become Chicago’s first Spanish Godfather. Trying to nail Gonzales, they blow a delicate undercover operation and are sent on a forced vacation to Key West – where they discover the good life of warm weather and warmer women. The new locale makes them decide to retire… but not before putting Gonzales behind bars first.

Directed for maximum comic impact by Peter Hyams (Outland), the film also features Steven Bauer (Scarface), Darlanne Fluegel (To Live and Die in L.A.), Joe Pantoliano (The Fugitive), and Dan Hedaya (The Extra Man).

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