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Cohen and Tate (1988)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  27 January 1989 (USA)
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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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James Jeter ...
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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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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 »

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A Bell 206 JetRanger is used as a police helicopter during the finale - the Houston Police Department operated the Hughes 300 (light duty observation) and 500. Schweizer Aircraft (later Sikorsky) continues to build the Hughes 300 and the 500 was rebranded as the MD500 (McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems, now MD Helicopters since 1999 after Boeing divested the McDonnell Douglas civilian line of helicopters after the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas merger in 1997). See more »

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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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Brilliantly dark noir from the writer of Near Dark and The Hitcher
2 September 2007 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This is a rare film nowadays, and something of a hidden gem. Yes, it is that Eric Red who wrote and directed this picture. Many of his trademarks are here - an innocent boy who gets abducted by a bunch of brutal yet somehow attractive murderous outsiders; a dark, noirish feel throughout the film; and of course, it's a road movie. The film opens with a devastating scene that still has the power to disturb and becomes a roller coaster ride into the nightmarish world of two hit men who kidnap a child witness to a mob murder. Roy Schieder is excellent as the the ice-cold Cohen. But what really elevates this film into myth is the war of wills between Cohen, Tate and the little boy who does his best to drive a wedge between them. If you ever get a chance to watch this undiscovered masterpiece, don't miss it!


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