Cops & Robbersons – Das haut den stärksten Bullen um (1994)34K
Cops u0026 Robbersons – Das haut den stärksten Bullen um: Directed by Michael Ritchie. With Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi. A counterfeiter with a habit of “eliminating” the competition moves in next door to the Robbersons. Two cops move in with the Robbersons for a stakeout.
“Chevy Chaseu0026#39;s family comedy u0026quot;Cops and Robbersonsu0026quot; might have been made during the period where his box-office success was in a rapid decline (as this was somewhat a flop and the previous two before it), but Iu0026#39;ve always have a soft spot for this professional looking, but farcical comedy outing and that was mainly for the amusingly dry performance of Jack Palance as a weathered detective.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eNorman Robberson is a mild-mannered accountant who spends his free time watching TV cop shows. Soon enough heu0026#39;s living that life, when detective Jack Stone and his partner use his house as a stakeout to watch his neighbour thatu0026#39;s a dangerous counterfeiter. Stone then finds himself caught up with the family and Normanu0026#39;s cop show obsession could just endanger the whole operation.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAs much as I enjoy watching a Chevy Chase film, it does pale in comparison to his early work but watching it again it surprised me how well it actually stood up. While not overly funny, it kept me watching. Teaming up again with Michael Ritchie the director of his smash 1985 hit u0026quot;Fletchu0026quot;, Ritchie and Chase might not have the luxury of that smart script, but u0026quot;Cops and Robbersonsu0026quot; is still sprightly written with the odd witty remark and amusing depictions of middle class suburbia. Itu0026#39;s a typical formula, but it raises some inspired shenanigans if growing a little repetitive with its choices. Thinking about it, there was probably just not enough humour there or effectively brought across. Itu0026#39;s madcap, accidental gags relying more so on the psychical and visuals with comical interactions between the dysfunctional characters. Ritchieu0026#39;s direction is straight-up, competently tidy with a slick streamline to it and having confidence in his timing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe cast balances out quite nicely. Chase gives his usual quick-on-the-feet performance, while alongside him Palance superbly grits his teeth. Dianne West is equally good with a level-head turn and Robert Davi suitably goes with a mock serious approach in a pigeon hold villain role. Thereu0026#39;s decent support by David Barry Gray, Jason James Richter, Fay Masterson, Miko Hughes and Richard Romanus.”