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 at the scene of the crime, the two have no 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
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There was a rumor that Arnold Schwarzenegger was considered to play Gabriel Cash opposite Stallone as Ray Tango in an effort to get them together, being 80s action heroes. But it wasn't true at all. They later worked together on the Expendables movies, which were an homage to 80s and 90s action films, and Escape Plan (2013). Arnold and Sly also were both considered for John McClane in Die Hard (1988), the lead roles of Sean Archer and Castor Troy in Face/Off (1997), which went to John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, and each other's roles in The Terminator (1984), Assassins (1995), Judge Dredd (1995), etc. See more »
When Tango is escaping from prison, he is running towards the ledge holding his belt in his right hand. The next shot when he is in the air, the belt is in his mouth. See more »
Despite what the rating says here at IMDb, take time and see this action flick, you'll enjoy it. Ray Tango (Stallone) and Gabriel Cash (Russel) are two rival Los Angeles cops, considered the best, that get framed for a murder they didn't commit. They get put away in prison, facing some of the criminals they've busted! Tango and Cash become, um, sort of "buddies" while in jail. The convicts have their fun with the both of them for awhile until they devise an escape plan, and do get out. Once Tango and Cash escape, they must find out who it was that framed them and find a way to clear themselves from that crime they've been wrongfully accused of while trying to not get caught.
This is a good action flick, with a lot of comedy put into it, perhaps more than the directors would have anticipated. This movie will keep you glued to your television. It is predictable but it has good action and as I said very good comedy. 7/10, recommended!
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