In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “It’s an outright hilarious, and not always deliberately so, take on 50s and 80s stereotypes. ”
“We’ll steal the whole Goddamn train and ride it to Mexico.”
The best thing about modern entertainment technology is, we have absolutely everything at out fingertips. Pretty much any movie I have ever heard of is a few mouse clicks away, or streaming right into my telly when I want to watch it. The worst part is, we have absolutely everything at out fingertips. When there are things out there you know you’ll love, there’s no need to ever take a risk on something you know little about. But when I was a kid, having only four TV channels meant often having to settle for whatever was on. That meant sitting through some real shit bombs, but it also mean stumbling across movies that I love to this day. Movies like Tough Guys.
30 years before the movie starts, Archie (Kirk Douglas) and Harry (Burt Lancaster) became legends as America’s last train robbers. Caught and convicted, they spent three decades in the clink and are finally released. Fish out of water in a world that moved on, their legend has faded and almost disappeared, and they’re no longer the young, good time gangsters of the 50s. They’re old men in a new, 80s world. A world where Harry is forced into mandatory retirement and Archie has to take a minimum wage job pouring frozen yoghurt for spoilt kids. All the while, veteran cop Deke (Charles Durning) is convinced they’ll reoffend, and is determined to be there when they do. Also on their tail is a vengeful, shotgun wielding half blind man (Eli Wallach) with a score to settle. (more…)