• Tango & Cash (1989)

Tango & Cash

Release Date: December 22nd, 1989

DVD Release Date: October 1st, 1997

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Police officers Ray Tango (Sylvester Stallone) and Gabe Cash (Kurt Russell) are narcotics experts working to bring down drug lord Yves Perret (Jack Palance). In an attempt to stymie their efforts, Perret sets up Tango and Cash, making it look as if they've killed an FBI agent. Arrested and put in prison, the two cops formulate an escape plan and, once out, team up with Tango's exotic dancer sister, Katherine (Teri Hatcher), in order to clear their records and take down Perret once and for all.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, Brion James, James Hong, Marc Alaimo, Philip Tan

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: 1980s, Engaging, Los Angeles, Police station, Escape, Rivalry, Playful, Revenge, Prison, Gritty, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Bill CosfordMiami Herald

    The movie's as dumb as dirt, but in the early going the action is staged well. The best thing about Tango & Cash is the series of gags to which Stallone has allowed himself to be the target. [22 Dec 1989, p.G10]

  • 50
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    We're back on the buddy-cops beat again, with Stallone emerging as a Dapper Dan this time. Sporting cerebral specs topped by an immaculate coif, he gets to wear Armani suits and speak an occasional complete sentence. Sly looks fine in the duds but seems to find those sentences a bit taxing. Guess he's just out of practice. [28 Dec 1989]

  • 50
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    As written by Randy Feldman and produced by the Batman team of Jon Peters and Peter Guber, Tango & Cash clearly wasn't meant to be interesting. It was meant to be Lethal Weapon-that is, a high-tech, ultra- violent, brain-dead buddy cop movie. In Konchalovsky's hands, however, Tango & Cash is more than interesting. It is, in fact, really weird. show more

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