Tough Guys

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"They're Out To Teach A New World Some Old Tricks."
  • PG
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.2  (7,804)
  • 54

Tough Guys is a comedy film from 1986, directed by Jeff Kanew and starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Charles Durning. The film tells the story of two elderly ex-cons, Harry Doyle and Archie Long, who are released from prison after serving 30 years for a train robbery. Upon their release, Harry and Archie struggle to adjust to life outside prison. They quickly discover that the world has changed drastically since they were incarcerated, and they are no longer the tough guys they used to be. They are unable to find jobs or even get a bank account, but they are determined to make the most of their newfound freedom.

Harry and Archie decide to fulfill their lifelong dream of going to Hollywood and become actors. There they meet a young woman named Skye, who helps them land small roles in a Western movie. However, their past catches up with them when the movie's director recognizes them from their criminal past and threatens to expose them to the authorities.

Meanwhile, Harry and Archie encounter several other challenges as they try to navigate the modern world. They struggle to use modern technology and are mystified by the new fashions and cultural trends. However, they also find that some things never change, and they are still able to charm women and get into the occasional bar brawl.

As they get deeper into the movie business, Harry and Archie find themselves caught up in a web of deceit and betrayal. They must use their wits and resourcefulness to outsmart the people who are trying to exploit them and protect their newfound freedom.

Despite its comedic elements, Tough Guys also raises serious questions about the justice system, rehabilitation, and the aging process. The film explores how society views and treats older criminals, and whether they can truly be reformed and reintegrated into society. It also shows the struggles of aging, and how difficult it can be to adapt to a changing world as we get older.

At its heart, Tough Guys is a heartwarming and entertaining film about friendship, second chances, and the enduring spirit of two men who refuse to be beaten down by life. With its stellar cast, charming humor, and memorable characters, it is a classic of its genre and a must-watch for anyone who loves a good comedy with a heart.

Tough Guys is a 1986 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 54.

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