Plot & Details
For his first directorial project in six years, Robert Towne selected a timeworn romantic-triangle yarn, injecting the material with subtlety and conviction. Tequila Sunrise stars Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell as two lifelong friends who, in true James Cagney-Pat O'Brien fashion, grow up on the opposite sides of the law. One is a retired drug dealer (at least he says he is), the other a "celebrity" cop. Both fall in love with gorgeous restaurateur Michelle Pfeiffer. Veteran movie buffs will enjoy spotting director Budd Boetticher as a judge, and will welcome the presence in the production credits of cinematographer Conrad Hall, who earned an Oscar nomination for his richly textured color camerawork.
- Genre(s): Crime and Mystery,Drama,Thriller
- Run Time: 116min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 12/02/1988
- DVD Release Date: 10/29/1997
- Distributor(s): Warner Brothers
- Director(s): Robert Towne
- Starring: Mel Gibson , Michelle Pfeiffer , Kurt Russell , Raul Julia , J.T. Walsh
- Themes: Drug Trade,Love Triangles
- Tone: Melancholy,Moody,Slick,Understated,Atmospheric,Sexy
- Keywords: drugs, police, con/scam, drug-dealer, friendship, love-triangle, retirement
- Country of Origin: USA (12-02-1988)
- Language: English