Two cops are framed and must clear their names.
Release Year: 1989
Rating: 5.9/10 (35,733 voted)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher
Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret.
Lt. Raymond Tango
Lt. Gabriel Cash
Katherine 'Kiki' Tango
(as Phillip Tan)
Michael J. Pollard
(as Eddie Bunker)
Fed. Agent Davis
Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together… Even if it kills them.
Release Date: 22 December 1989
Filming Locations: Irwindale, California, USA
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Did You Know?
One of several films to be turned over to editor Stuart Baird, who came onto the project as an editing "doctor" when Warner where displeased with the first cut turned in by the filmmakers.
At the beginning of the movie when the truck is bearing down on Tango and he fires at the truck, the windshield "spiderwebs", as it should, since it would be safety glass. However, when the two men fly through the windshield after the truck is stopped, there are no bullet holes in it and it is clearly a plate glass windshield (due to how it shatters).
I've got good news and bad news.
What's the bad news?
We're almost out of gas.
What's the good news?
We're ALMOST out of gas.
I'd pay Cash to see this Tango
Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone are the reason why this
run-of-the-mill action flick actually works. There's nothing innovative
or special about the film, it's nothing we haven't seen before (maybe
just Russell in drag) but the film is entertaining as hell thanks to
it's two stars.
Stallone is Tango and Russell is Cash, two cops who get set up and sent
to jail. They break out and go after the bad guys to clear their names.
The film has got some excellent action scenes, particularly inside the
prison and during the break out. It's got some nice eye candy courtesy
of one Teri Hatcher. The script also delivers some very funny lines now
and then. Couple that with the fact that I actually do like Stallone do
comedy and Russell has always been somewhat of a mini favourite; Tango
and Cash is very worthy of my time every once in a while.
Downsides; Excellent actor Jack Palance is horrible in the cliché
ridden bad guy role (I can't figure out if he's trying too hard or not
at all) and the film has a really silly final 10 minutes where the
action goes from cool to basically slapstick. Still, early 90's action
fans should enjoy this flick.