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|Tango and Cash |
Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, Brion James
Directors: Albert Magnoli, Andrey Konchalovskiy
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
There are buddy cops. And then there are Ray Tango and Gabe Cash (Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell) They're rival L.A. policemen who have one thing in common: each thinks he is the best. And each has the commendations, ... more »
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Rick G. (hewhoispapa) from MARTINEZ, CA
Reviewed on 7/27/2014...
5.0 Okay, a fun piece of fluff with buddy/buddy banter back and forth. Tango (Sylvester Stallone) is a well-coiffed cop who doesn’t need the money, but says he’s in it for the action. He’s the #1 cop on the local force. Then there is Cash (Kurt Russell) who is more of a down-to-earth everyman type. He is also the #1 cop on the local force. The two of them, working separately, have each managed to cost the local mob boss Yves Perret (your usual to-be-expected manic Jack Palance, who I haven’t seen in a long time, well there is Cyborg 2, and he’s always fun to watch), a fortune so he has developed a plan to have them both found guilty of the murder of a policeman, and thrown in jail. As he is rich and the cops are corrupt, he plans to deter them to the general prison population, where he will see to it that they are made short work of. Then with them out of the way, he can continue to build his empire.
Terri Hatcher plays Katherine “Kiki” Tango (I mention her because, well she’s a young Terri Hatcher), Tango’s sister and eventually saves Cash’s ass, so they become potentially “involved.” This of course scares Tango as he is very protective of his sister. Anyway, her part involves helping the boys stay under cover and away from the police once they have broken out of prison. Well there are some pretty explosive scenes as the two infiltrate Perret’s location, with Perret’s constantly assuring his cohorts he has everything under control, even as the two close in on him. There’s a whole lot of convenience going on, but it serves to make the movie fun to watch.
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Don K. from BEAVERTON, OR
Reviewed on 7/29/2012...
1 star. Terrible.
Cheesy, ham-handed and downright stupid at times, this flick couldn't possibly be any worse than it is. I don't know how they talked these top tier actors into being in this joke of a movie. I wanted to like it...I really did. But it started out cheesy, and only got worse. There are so many holes in this plot, they should have named a new kind of Swiss cheese after it. And there must be thirty or forty extras they hired from the mob, guys that are only "good" at standing around, looking tough. There's so much of it...the standing around, looking tough...it becomes mind numbing after awhile.
And Brion James's accent...Cockney, maybe? The worst.
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Tango Cash, Cash and Tango
Stanley Runk | Camp North Pines | 12/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you ask me, Tango & Cash is one of the best and most enjoyable action movies there is. It may be a big budget Hollywood production, but it's a B flick all the way. There's nothing very original or unique about the plot(two rival cops have to work together to bring down the crime boss that framed them), and it's full of every bad action cliche to date, but that's all part of the fun. The movie is packed with cornball manliness and macheezmo, almost to the point of parody. But what really makes it work is the two leads. Both Stallone and Russell are two of the best action stars of all time, and I can't think of any other two that could have done this better. No, it's not Oscar worthy acting, but these two have a fantastic onscreen chemistry. Neither one is trying to push the other out of the spotlight or out-tough the other. Their tough guy one liners and banter is so funny, even when the jokes are total groaners. You can tell they really enjoyed working together, and it makes me wonder why these guys never starred in another film together. Special mention must also be made to the supporting cast which is a B action/horror movie lover's dream. You got Michael J. Pollard as a goofy inventor in the mold of James Bond's "Q", Brion James as an evil henchman, Clint Howard as Stallone's crazy cellmate who plays with a Slinky, James Hong(Lo Pan from Big Trouble in Little China) as one of the crime bosses, Geoffrey Lewis(Orville from Every Which Way But Loose among countless others) as Stallone's captain, and Robert Z'Dar(the Maniac Cop!) as a vicious inmate with a grudge against Stallone. Plus an early role for Teri Hatcher as Stallone's sister. Not to mention that the villain is played by the coolest man to ever slap on aftershave, Jack Palance. Now, even if the movie was pure sludge, how can you go wrong not only with two top notch stars, but also a supporting cast like that? You can't, that's how!! I have a special place in my heart for action films of the 80s, and an even more secluded and special spot for this one in particular. This kind of macho, no brainer action film is not everyone's bag, baby. But if it does happens to be your bag and you've somehow missed this movie, slap yourself a few times for being a schmuck and see it, pronto!!"
Stallone and Russell fans can't go wrong buying this on Blu
Tiberius | BOLINGBROOK, IL USA | 04/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Before I picked this up on Blu Ray, I searched for reviews but couldn't find any. I decided to blind buy it from Amazon, because of the great deal offered. Well, sure enough, it doesn't disappoint: the picture quality is very, very good - in direct comparison to the DVD, it blows it out of the park! Contours are sharp and precise, colors are rich and vivid; it is as big an improvement over the DVD as the DVD was over VHS! I couldn't believe how bad the DVD looks (I guess it's been a while since I watched it...), with colors all washed out and the screen flattened. I'm no pro at this, but trust me: it does look great on Blu Ray! The only downside is there are no extras except the trailer. Since we didn't even get a Special Edition on DVD, chances for one on Blu ray are slim at best. I didn't see this movie in the theater, but thanks to the Blu Ray it looks like it's unfolding right before me."
Plenty of Action!!
Tiberius | 04/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lots of action for gals (like me!), watchin Sly and Kurt's cute buns and hot bods running through this movie- also Terri Hatcher is great for the guys to see, she can act but not dance ha ha- lots of one-liner wisecracks and great second performances- Jack Palance as a hilarious chief villain, Geoffrey Lewis (who, incidentally, didn't get listed in the credits!)Clint Howard and more! As fine of a plot as one expects for an action flick, come on, its a MOVIE!! and a mighty FUN one, at that! Two L.A. cops, rivalling for headlines & high total of drug busts, and the bad guys that try to take them out! Not to mention lots of zany characters along the way- WHY can't hollywood make a Clive Cussler Novel like this? Funny, witty, lots of action, just like its written! as the Aussie villain puts it, "Balls to plan A!!" as a "B" movie, this one gets MY vote!! Hope you have fun watching it!:)"