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Cohen and Tate (1988)

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A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly ... See full summary »

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Travis Knight
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Jeff Knight
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Martha Knight
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FBI George
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Highway Patrolman
James Jeter ...
Trooper #1
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A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when their prisoner uses unnatural guile and resourcefulness to play them off against each other. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They were hired killers going up against the deadliest force of all. Each other.

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27 January 1989 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The finale where Cohen rams a roadblock is actually the off-ramp from Interstate 45 to McKinney Street. The building in the foreground is the Houston City Hall Annex, located at 900 Bagby. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, Cohen stops his badly damaged car in a downtown area. It is immediately surrounded by the many police cruisers that were giving chase. Dozens of officers leave these vehicles, pull their weapons, and take aim at Cohen. But none of them gives him any kind of command. In a real situation, at least one officer would immediately order Cohen to drop his weapon and follow other necessary instructions. See more »

Quotes

Tate: Hey what's the last thing that goes through a bug's mind when it hits a windshield? IT'S ASS
[He and Cohen laugh]
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It's OK at its very best.
8 March 2008 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Some moments of boredom and some interesting moments, that is the best way to describe "Cohen and Tate".

The movie didn't started off all that bad but from the moment on when the movie becomes a road-movie, the movie sort of sleeps in. Only a few moments know to keep your interest. Because it's a road movie, the movie is more or less more of the same all the time and becomes a bit tiresome to watch at moments.

Problem is that there are too many moments were too little is happening. All the characters do at those moments are talking but the characters themselves just aren't good and interesting enough to grab your interest, despite the good work from the actors themselves.

Especially Roy Scheider did a good job in his role of aging and halve deaf hit-men. Adam Baldwin does what he can do best, playing a psycho. Really, would he had gotten this part if he hadn't played Animal Mother in "Full Metal Jacket"? His acting is still lacking but he did a good job though.

It was a pretty good idea to let the kid set up the two hit-men against each other but it isn't really conceived good enough into the movie and besides, it's just not really believable, since a plan such as that needs subtlety and patience. Some things an 9 year old just neither has, especially not when he is on his way of getting killed.

Still pretty amazing to see how much talent got involved with this production. Victor J. Kemper's cinematography is really great at times and the movie features a couple of interesting compositions, that should remind you of the '70's style of film-making. Perhaps there also lays a problem. The movie tries to be too much like a '70's movie in its pace. dialog, action and basically everything else. Bill Conti's musical score is also sort of funny though, since it sounds like it was composed for a much better movie. The score is overblown at times, when there is basically very little happening on the actual screen.

It's still an OK movie to watch but by no means a great movie or one worth searching out.

6/10

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