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Cops and Robbersons

A single-joke comedy that could have been a lot funnier given the presence of both Palance (a great comedy actor in the so-serious-its funny vein a la Peter Graves, William Shatner and Leslie Neilsen) and Chase (one of the best slapstick comedians of his SNL generation.

A tough cop (Palance) moves into the house of a family headed by tryhard TV cop show addict (Chase), who inevitably wants to be part of the action and predictably rubs everyone up the wrong way and threatens to blow everything. The whole family ultimately welcomes the hard-as-nails cop into their suburban lives as a friend. The scriptwriters were obviously saying 'aaaaaw' while you'll be trying to stifle yawns. Chase's best years were behind him.

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