Monday, October 3, 2011

9-28-11: "Running Scared"...not the Paul Walker one.

RUNNING SCARED (1986) ***1/2 D: Peter Hyams. Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines, Jimmy Smits, Darlene Fluegel

Upon returning from a forced vacation, two cops find themselves in one dangerous predicament after another as they try to take down a notorious drug dealer.

Billy Crystal makes the jump to leading man status in this buddy cop action-comedy. Hines and Crystal help separate this film from the cookie-cutter genre that had yet to break out when Lethal Weapon hit the following year.

Hyams delivers some solid chase sequences and shootouts, a car chase on the elevated tracks around Chicago in particular.

Not a breakout action-comedy but still an entertaining entry that's worth a look.

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