The Wild Pair (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  29 April 1988 (Portugal)
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A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Jennings
Benny Avalon
Col. Heser
Capt. Kramer
Raymond St. Jacques ...
Danny De La Paz ...
Fern Willis
Angelique De Windt ...
Nadine Jackson
Randy Boone ...
Sgt. Peterson
Jack Eiseman ...
Sex Shop patron
Phyliss Sherwood ...


A strait-laced FBI agent and a hulking, big-hearted narcotics cop team up to track down a drug lord associated with a militant hate group.

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It's going to take two heroes to beat these odds!


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29 April 1988 (Portugal)  »

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Hollow Point  »

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First theatrical film directed by Beau Bridges. See more »


Benny Avalon: Who's Ivory?
Joe Jennings: Captain, he doesn't even know the name of the man he was moving in on!
Benny Avalon: I also don't know who crapped in the park, but I can recognize a shit when I see it!
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What a pair
23 April 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This isn't a bad occasional watch. I give Beau Bridges credit. He's pulled off something here in this tight action thriller. Don't underestimate some of it's violence, either. He balances the lead part and director well. Smith and Bridges have made one of the best buddy teams in yonks, considering they get off to a real bad start. Before being thrown up against a wall in a police office, due to one of his wisecracks, agent Jennings (Beau Bridges in a quite mysterious character, I liked a lot) gets in cop, Benny's (Smith) way. Smith was about to question this guy, who undercover cop Bridges, was about make a drug purchase from. This figure leads them to a militant hate group, who hot shot Bridges knew about already. He keeps pulling Bubba's chain, with lies, diverting him from the real truth, only streetwise Smith isn't one to be taken for a fool. One funny example here, that's a kind of diversion from my point, has Smith ditching him in a porno cinema, where an old gay gay, tries to get a bit too friendly. Sunshiny faced Bridges gets it later. Bridges character is so funny, you can't help loving him. The guy heading the militant group is Lyodd Bridges, a fanatic,who trains them young. Father and son actor share a torturer/prisoner scene which was different to see in contrast from their roles in real life. You totally believe by their performances, their characters aren't related. Almost surprising, was other son, Jeff, (the best of the 3 actor family) not popping up in this. Bubba Smith is half the reason to watch it, as his character, a bit of an oddball (not your average cop) coasts through the movie, as a kind of Mr Cool cop, providing some funny moments, one in an early scene, lewdly remarking to another cop, the line ending with... and tweezers". He proves some funny action scenes too. Action is something that doesn't disappoint in this either. A grocery store scene, being robbed, was an excuse for more action, that of course, didn't hurt, in a flick, you shouldn't single out. The end scene with Bridges replacing Smith's cat, who was slaughtered, and footing him with the bill, having Smith chase after him was priceless.

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