Cops and Robbersons

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Cops and Robbersons ★ 1994 (PG)

Bored, dimwitted dad Chase, a TV copshow junkie, wishes his life had a little more danger and excitement. How lucky for him when hardnosed cop Palance sets up a command post in his house to stake out the mobster living next door (Davi). Predictable plot isn't funny and drags Chase's bumbling idiot persona on for too long; Wiest and Davi are two bright spots, but their talents are wasted, while Palance does little more than reincarnate his “City Slickers” character. Poor effort for otherwise notable director Ritchie. 93m/ C VHS, DVD . Jack Kehler, Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi, Jason James Richter, Fay Masterson, Miko Hughes, Richard Romanus, David Barry Gray; D: Michael Ritchie; W: Bernie Somers; C: Gerry Fisher; M: William Ross.