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Tango & Cash (1989)

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Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

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Storyline

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. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together... Even if it kills them.


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Release Date:

22 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Set Up  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$63,408,614 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Andrey Konchalovskiy was replaced towards the end of principal photography by Albert Magnoli. In his book of memoirs, Konchalovsky says that the reason he was fired was because he wanted to give the film a more serious tone than the producers wanted, and as such, his relationship with producer Jon Peters became untenable. Konchalovsky however has nothing but praise for Sylvester Stallone, who he states was a constant voice of reason on the set. See more »

Goofs

During the raid on Perret's compound, the armored SUV that Tango and Cash are riding in drives through a large explosion, during which time the driver's side front headlight goes out. In subsequent shots, the headlight is fixed and shining bright. See more »

Quotes

Owen: Your Honor, the defendants wish to change their plea.
[Crowd is stunned. Judge McCormick bangs his gavel]
Judge McCormick: Order! Very well, Counselor. What is the plea?
Ray Tango: Your Honor, may I approach the bench, please?
Judge McCormick: Proceed, Mr. Tango.
Ray Tango: [Gets up, looks at Owen] It's okay.
[Tango approaches the bench]
Ray Tango: Your Honor, I have been a policeman for 12 years, and I think it's the best organization in the country. At times, I've been accused of being too aggressive at taking criminals off the streets. Well, if that's a sin, ...
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It's No Crime
Performed by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
Written by L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons (as D. Simmons)
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I never understood why anyone liked this film.
14 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I didn't give this film a 1 because it was a film after all and it wasn't a boring home movie filmed on a cine 8 camera so it has to be worth a 2. I was advised by my friend to watch this film a long time ago, probably when it first came out and I couldn't understand why he said it was the best film ever. Obviously for me it wasn't. I like the actors both Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone but the plot was just not good in my mind and it kind of sat on the wall of stupid and could easily fall into the pool of nonsense. I don't really have much to say but as Buddy films go, the Lethal Weapon films blow this film out of the water. You have to ask yourself if it was that good a film why was there no sequels? Tango and Cash not for me but some loved it. It must be just one of those films that is equally hated as loved. Watch it try it out if you agree with me the stop button is always close at hand.


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