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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  2 December 1988 (USA)
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Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice. Mac is very ... See full summary »

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Carlos / Escalante
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Maguire
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Lindroff
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Andy Leonard
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Cody McKussic
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Arturo (as Garret Pearson)
Eric Thiele ...
Vittorio
Tom Nolan ...
Leland
Dawn Martel ...
Sin Sister
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Sin Sister #2 (as Lala)
Budd Boetticher ...
Judge Nizetitch
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Shaleen
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Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice. Mac is very attracted to Jo Ann, the owner of a stylish restaurant. Nick gets close to Jo Ann attempting to know more about Mac's drug dealing plans and his connections with the Mexican dealer Carlos, who the police believe is coming to town to meet with him. Nick also falls for Jo Ann's charms and his friendship with Mac is in danger. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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2 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Traición al amanecer  »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)

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$41,292,551 (USA)
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Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell are also known playing scifi anti heroes like Mad Max and Snake Plissken. Both worked with Stallone on expendables 3 and Tango and Cash. Both have worked with Ron Howard and Roland Emmerich once on movies like Backdraft, Ransom, stargate and the patriot. They also were considered to play Dennis Peck in Internal Affairs before Richard Gere got the part. See more »

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During surveillance scene showing beach house, a c-band satellite dish is shown on the right side of house during shot showing the beach in the background. Because the dish is pointing north instead of south, it would be unable to receive signals from geosynchronous satellites over the equator. See more »

Quotes

Hal Maguire: If you call her... You go anywhere near Mac's I'll have you shot!
Nick Frescia: You mean "arrested" don't you, Hal?
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Written by Steve Kilbey, Marty Willson Piper, Peter Koppes, Richard Ploog
Performed by The Church
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A really good film with an excellent twist.
29 July 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This film is all about what was great about the 80's, it has it's own style and all three main actors obviously enjoy there roles. I admit it's not one for challenging your intellect, but it is fun, honest and above all well acted. Great scenery, great story.


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