A fantastic 'feel-good' film first released in 1986 starring big names like Billy Crystal (need I say more!) and Gregory Hines (Renaissance Man, Tap) as two undercover cops who make it their mission to bag one last major crook, Julio Gonzales (played by Jimmy Smits of LA Law fame) before they retire to the Florida Keys for sun, fishing, rollerskating and of course, women. Their sidekick, Snake (Joe Pantoliano - The Matrix, The Fugitive) reluctantly helps them at first and their adventures lead to more and more mayhem as the two cops become increasingly involved in the chase.
This film stands out from all the other comedy cop-duo films in a big way - the humour comes first and the storyline neatly complements it. Basically, it doesn't take itself seriously so you know where you stand with it. Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines and Joe Pantoliano provide excellent performances which come across as completely natural and you instantly warm to them. The pace is just right, the look and feel is 80s and the one-liners hit the mark. I have watched this film on more than one occasion because it is pure entertainment.
Will they ever make it to The Keys?
Watch and you'll find out!