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Tango & Cash (1989)

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Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

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Storyline

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon on the scene of the crime, the two have alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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prison | escape | framed | lawyer | detective | See more »

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Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together... Even if it kills them.


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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Set Up  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$63,408,614 (USA)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Tango (Sylvester Stallone) faces an oncoming truck with nothing but a gun was borrowed from Police Story (1985), where Jackie Chan (a good friend of Stallone's) performed the stunt. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, when Tango is facing down the Semi, after the second shot, there is a close-up of Tango's revolver in profile. It clearly shows that the hammer is loaded, but the trigger is fully pulled back without Tango's finger touching it. This pistol is broken and incapable of firing a shot. See more »

Quotes

Slinky: I'm not afraid of you. See that? I killed him.
Ray Tango: Congratulations.
Slinky: He was my best friend.
[Ray Tango looks up bewildered]
Slinky: Crazy people aren't afraid of anybody.
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Referenced in Como hacemos 'Edición Especial Coleccionista' (2011) See more »

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Poison
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of CBS Records, Music Licensing Department
Written by Alice Cooper, Desmond Child and John McCurry
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Lethal Weapon Knockoff VIII
15 January 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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