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"They're Out To Teach A New World Some Old Tricks."

Tough Guys is a 1986 action comedy about two aging gangsters who are released from jail after serving a 30 year sentence for a train robbery. Directed by Jack Kanew, this is the last of several films that Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas made together. After Harry Doyle (Lancaster) and Archie Long (Douglas) are released from prison, Harry, who is 72, is unable to work due to the mandatory retirement age of 70; Archie finds work at a restaurant. Both are astonished as to how much the world has changed since their incarceration in 1956. Harry retreats to his old way of life with a woman name Belle (Alexis Smith), while Archie eagerly embraces the the newer generation and all its advantages. Archie also dates a much younger woman, Skye (Darlanne Fluegel). Although initially content, both Archie and Harry yearn for more out of life.

Harry and Archie's prison release comes with many strict rules and regulations. Their parole officer Richie Evans (Dana Carvey) treats them more as celebrities than convicts due to their notorious reputation. In the meantime, it comes to Archie and Harry's attention that another criminal of their time, Leon B. Little (Eli Wallach) still has a hit on them, although he is hardly the hitman he used to be. Harry and Archie make a plan to rob the Gold Coast Flyer, which is the same train that cost them 30 years of their life. Leon finds the pair, and forms a truce instead of killing them; he also helps with the heist. Star struck Richie also comes along for the ride. The hijacked train is traveling full speed towards the Mexican border. As the car approaches the border, Mexican police fire at the train. The train crashes and Harry and Archie walk away without a scratch. Now in the custody of Mexican authorities, the pair try to con the cops into letting them go.

PG
| 1986 | 1 hr 44 min | 6.2/10
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith
Director
Jeff Kanew
Language
English
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