The polar opposites, Ray Tango, a suave and sophisticated police officer, and Gabe Cash, his overzealous long-haired partner, are a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo who work tirelessly to bring down their arch-nemesis, the ruthless drug lord, Yves Perret. However, when Perret manages to incriminate the pesty team with falsified evidence, Ray and Gabe will soon end up in a maximum-security prison, where an almost endless parade of inmates previously incarcerated by them, are waiting for their captors impatiently. Now, more than ever, Tango and Cash need to put their differences aside to come up quickly with a good plan, not only to escape the jail's walls but also to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all. Of course, that's easier said than done. Written by
Screenwriter Randy Feldman, who wrote the original script (which was titled The Set Up), wrote the spec script for another action buddy cop film titled Fully Automatic in 2002. The script was about two mismatched cops who have to work together and stop the team of ex special forces soldiers from committing terrorist attacks on L.A., and two of them would work with female Delta Force member who was also a former member of the team. The script went through several re-writes by other writers which kept changing everything in it, and due to some rights issues and other problems in which producer of the film Joel Silver got into, the movie was cancelled around 2012 from being made. See more »
After being attacked in his apartment, Cash jumps of the balcony chasing the attacker. When jumping off the balcony he jumps on his back, as if expecting to land on an airbag. In the next scene, he is seen falling on his face and rolling forward as he lands. See more »
Oh, I've had enough of this. Too much television... can hurt your eyes.
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This is pretty good for what it is-Stallone and Russell's take off of Lethal Weapon. Stallone does a pretty good job being the low key guy here, Russell the loose cannon, there are gun fights, fights, escapes, the great prison getaway, fun byplay between the two leads, oodles of belief suspending needed and scads of stunt doubles used all through here.
My memory is mostly of Sly in the glasses, the Pickup from Hell, a lotta car chases and a real 'this is a spoof' air to it all.
Palance chews the scenery, Brion James does his usual good villain work....what more could you want?
*** outta ****, you get what you pay for here, and a little extra...
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