Tango & Cash

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"Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together… Even if it kills them."
  • R
  • 1989
  • 1 hr 44 min
  • 6.4  (112,497)
  • 41

Tango & Cash is a 1989 action-comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and Albert Magnoli. It stars Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell as two narcotics detectives who are falsely accused of a crime they did not commit. The movie also stars Teri Hatcher as Katherine "Kiki" Tango, Tango's younger sister who becomes an important part of their plan to clear their names.

The movie opens with Raymond Tango (Stallone), a suave and cool-headed cop who specializes in high-volume drug busts. He is the complete opposite of his partner Gabriel Cash (Russell), who is a cocky and wild cop with a tendency to go rogue on the job. Despite their differences, the two are the top cops in Los Angeles, until they are framed for a crime they did not commit by rival drug lord Perret (Jack Palance).

Tango and Cash are sent to a high-security prison where they are constantly harassed and threatened by the inmates. They eventually team up with each other to escape and clear their names. Upon their escape, they seek the help of Tango's younger sister, Kiki (Hatcher). She is a smart engineer who is able to create high-tech equipment to aid their efforts. The three of them come together to solve the case and clear their names.

Throughout the movie, Tango and Cash must deal with various enemies ranging from corrupt cops to Perret's henchmen. They also face challenges in their personal lives, with Tango struggling to maintain a relationship with Kiki due to their shared history with Perret, and Cash fighting against the temptations of a sexy informant who has her own agenda.

The action scenes in Tango & Cash are classic of the 80s action genre, with Stallone and Russell taking on bad guys with wit, brawn, and plenty of cheesy one-liners. The movie also has its comedic moments, such as when Tango and Cash are forced to dress up in drag to escape from prison. Overall, it's a fun and entertaining movie that delivers on its promise of action and humor.

In terms of performances, Stallone and Russell have great chemistry as Tango and Cash. Stallone, known for his tough-guy roles in movies like Rocky and Rambo, plays the more level-headed of the two, while Russell, known for his comedic roles, shines as the impulsive and uninhibited Cash. Hatcher, in one of her earliest roles, is also impressive as Kiki, bringing a charm and intelligence to the character.

In conclusion, Tango & Cash is a fun and entertaining action-comedy that is a showcasing vehicle for the talented actors Stallone, Russell, and Hatcher. Although it may not be the most sophisticated or nuanced movie, it is a great example of the kind of movies that dominated the 80s action movie genre.

Tango & Cash is a 1989 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 44 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 41.

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    6.4  (112,497)
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