Cohen and Tate

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  • R
  • 1988
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.3  (2,586)

Cohen and Tate is a crime thriller movie from 1988, directed by Eric Red. The movie tells the story of two hitmen, Cohen (Roy Scheider) and Tate (Adam Baldwin), who are hired to kidnap a 9-year-old boy, Travis Knight (Harley Cross), in order to eliminate him as an eyewitness in a mob hit case. The movie begins with a scene where Cohen and Tate are discussing their latest job, killing a mob informant, before they get their next assignment. That assignment turns out to be the kidnapping of Travis, who is being guarded by a police officer named Webley (Cooper Huckabee) in a safe house. However, things don't go as smoothly as planned, as Travis proves to be a difficult target to capture. After a tense altercation, Cohen and Tate manage to take Travis hostage and flee the scene, with Webley hot on their trail.

As the trio makes their way through the desert, the relationship between the two hitmen starts to unravel. Cohen is a seasoned professional who is methodical and precise in his work, while Tate is young and reckless, prone to making mistakes and losing his temper. Their differences start to put a strain on their mission, as they struggle to keep Travis safe and evade the police.

Meanwhile, Travis is not just a helpless victim, but a smart and resourceful kid who is trying to find a way to escape from his captors. He manages to manipulate Tate into revealing more about their plans, and gradually gains their trust by playing along with their criminal games. Travis also has a backstory that is slowly revealed as the movie progresses, which adds depth to his character and makes us root for him even more.

As the movie reaches its climax, the tension builds up to a violent showdown between Cohen, Tate, and Webley. The desert landscape provides a stark backdrop to the action, as the characters struggle for survival in a desolate and unforgiving environment. The final scenes are both thrilling and emotional, as the fate of the characters is decided in a series of quick and decisive moments.

Overall, Cohen and Tate is a well-crafted crime movie that delivers on its promise of suspense, action, and character development. The performances by Scheider, Baldwin, and Cross are all excellent, and the direction by Eric Red is tight and efficient. The movie has a gritty and realistic tone that makes it stand out from other movies in the same genre, and the ending is both satisfying and unpredictable. If you are a fan of crime thrillers, or just looking for a movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat, Cohen and Tate is definitely worth checking out.

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    6.3  (2,586)