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Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise
Actors: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia, J.T. Walsh
Director: Robert Towne
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     1997     1hr 55min

Drug officer uses woman to catch big-time buddy.


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Actors: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia, J.T. Walsh
Director: Robert Towne
Creators: Conrad L. Hall, Robert Towne, Claire Simpson, Thom Mount, Tom Shaw
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Kurt Russell, Mel Gibson, Love & Romance, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 10/29/1997
Original Release Date: 12/02/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 12/02/1988
Release Year: 1997
Run Time: 1hr 55min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Kami C. (kamic88) from CAMARILLO, CA
Reviewed on 11/30/2010...
It was entertaining....had seen it many years ago. Mel looked great.

Movie Reviews

A master piece among crime movies
AJ | Delaware, USA | 02/21/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tequila Sunrise is an excellent crime/action movie. It has suffered a bit from bad press, which in my opinion is totally unjustified. People have said, that the actors were wasted on this kind of movie. This is nonsense! Tequila Sunrise is one of the best movies in its genre BECAUSE it was made with good, instead of the usual mediocre actors. It shows clearly, that with good acting and a somewhat complecated script a rather unasuming movie can rise to unexpacted heights. Mel Gibson and Kurt Russel are particularly well suited to their respective roles as sympathetic ex-crook and not so sympathetic police officer. Michelle Pfeiffer in a somewhat unusual role as the woman in between these two lends a depth to the part which females in this kind of story usually lack. Finally Raul Julia as a mexican dope smuggler is a very enjoyable sight. You can never really hate him even when he starts issuing execution orders. A pleausre to watch."
Tequila Sunrise
Kelly | Littleton, Colorado | 04/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell are very good in this movie, and are very believable as lifelong friends at a crossroad. Mel is a retired drug dealer while Kurt is a cop. Not a likely duo to maintain a friendship. Michelle Pheiffer portrays the love interest of Mel, and do those two have chemistry! This is a perfect match, and they are combustible together. While this is an older film, it still has the ingredients that all great films do.
Fantastic. Wish more movies were of this caliber.
Paul Bressie | San Francisco, CA USA | 12/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First of all, leave it to Leonard Maltin to misjudge another movie. I don't know why it still surprises me sometimes.This movie has all the style and story which makes me want to watch it again and again. Sparks really fly between Gibson and Pfieffer. The supporting cast is excellent. My favorite of whom is of course Raul Julia. Fantastic.The story is a little confusing the first time through. But this is irrelevant on further viewings.I highly recommend this to purchace. You will never grow tired of it."