Tango & Cash (1989) Poster



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Rocky and His Friends (1959) (TV Series)
Cash refers to Tango as "Bullwinkle."
Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Tango says, "Bye-bye, birdie."
The Addams Family (1964) (TV Series)
Cash refers to Tango's cellmate as "Cousin Itt."
Enter the Dragon (1973)
The mirror scene in the end battle with jack palance,is more or less a copy of the mirror scene from Bruce Lee enter the dragons final battle
Jaws (1975)
Tango hums the "Jaws" theme.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Tango says to one of the jail inmates, "I loved you in Conan the Barbarian"
First Blood (1982)
A cop says that Tango thinks he's Rambo, to which Tango replies "Rambo was a pussy". Stallone, of course, plays both Tango and Rambo
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
"When this is over, we have to pay Jabba the Hutt here a visit.."
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
A newspaper headline refers to Tango as "Beverly Hills Cop."
Police Story (1985)
Stallone firing a gun at an oncoming truck to get it to stop, coupled with the truck's driver and passenger crashing through the windscreen when it stops, pays homage to a very similar scene in the Jackie Chan film "Police Story" a.k.a. "Ging Chaat Goo Si" (1985), in which Chan's character stops a double-decker bus in a very similar way.

Referenced in 

Shock 'Em Dead (1991)
Movie title on theater marquee during opening credits.
Benny's Video (1992)
A small poster can be seen in the video store where Benny rents his videos.
Lucky & Wild (1993) (Video Game)
Two main characters are partly based on Tango and Cash.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Girl in Lovers Lane (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "She looks like Kurt Russell in 'Tango & Cash.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw of Gor (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, guys - a whole chapter on 'Tango & Cash'!"
Cops (1997)
The scenes where Parodi and Lorenzi meet and when Tango and Cash meet are exactly the same.
Saturday Night Live: Sylvester Stallone/Jamiroquai (1997) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Will Ferrell in car accident sketch
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Free Cable (1997) (TV Episode)
Caroline (after paying her cable bill): "Tonight I can go home and watch 'Tango & Cash' with a clear conscience!"
Soldier (1998)
Todd's service record includes the Cash Medal of Honor.
La kedada (2002) (Short)
Two characters of this short nickname themselves 'Tango' and 'Cash'.
Freak Out (2004)
Onkey tells Merv over the phone that "This time I'm Tango, you're Cash!"
Max & Paddy's Road to Nowhere: Episode #1.4 (2004) (TV Episode)
Max refers to him and Paddy as "Tango and Cash".
PWG: Tango & Cash Invitational (2004) (Video)
Title reference
Family Guy: Brian Sings & Swings (2006) (TV Episode)
character refers to by name
Family Guy: Saving Private Brian (2006) (TV Episode)
Stewie uses it as radio call sign
Psych: Bounty Hunters! (2007) (TV Episode)
Gus says, "Who are the other investors? Tango and Cash?"
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Gets Whacked: Part 1 (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Castle: Deep in Death (2009) (TV Episode)
Castle compares himself and Beckett to the title characters
Greek: Evasive Actions (2009) (TV Episode)
Jordan and The Beaver praise the movie.
World's Dumbest: Drivers 19 (2010) (TV Episode)
Story #20 is titled "Tango and Crash."
Saturday Night Live: Amy Poehler/Katy Perry (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth on Weekend Update
Community: Accounting for Lawyers (2010) (TV Episode)
Alan refers to Jeff as "Tango."
Como hacemos 'Edición Especial Coleccionista' (2011) (Short)
DVD mentioned
Californication: Freeze-Frame (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Supercop (2011) (TV Episode)
Prozhektorperiskhilton: Sergey Dorenko (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the hosts.
Conan: Quoth the Raven, 'No Comment' (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Breckin Meyer Interview
Community: Introduction to Finality (2012) (TV Episode)
Alan refers to Jeff as "Tango" once more
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.166 (2012) (TV Episode)
Chris Pine mentions watching the film at a bachelor party
The Spiral: Episode #1.3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Francis makes a referance to the two leading characters from the film.
Happy Endings: Cazsh Dummy Spillionaires (2012) (TV Episode)
Dave: "So, basically Alex and I are like Tango & Cazsh, or Franklin & Cazsh, or Rizzoli & Isles & Cazsh..."
Castle: Swan Song (2012) (TV Episode)
Castle refers to Ryan and Esposito as "Tango and Cash".
Epic Rap Battles of History: Batman vs. Sherlock Holmes (2012) (TV Episode)
Directly mentioned in lyrics
Raising Hope: Lord of the Ring (2013) (TV Episode)
titltitle visible on one of the Chances' video tapes
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers (2013) (TV Episode)
On Weekend Update, Anthony Crispino makes a reference to a film called "Django & Cash."
Suburgatory: T-Ball & Sympathy (2013) (TV Episode)
Noah (to George): "I thought that you were Tango and I was Cash."
Community: Advanced Introduction to Finality (2013) (TV Episode)
Jeff refers to Mark as "Cash," and Mark refers to Jeff as "Tango."
The Michael J. Fox Show: Interns (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike
Robot Chicken: Bitch Pudding Special (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Goldbergs: Family Takes Care of Beverly (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Barry's love rap.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Eric Stonestreet/Mike Epps/Nick Swardson/Elle King (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Seth's rant about Netflix
The Graham Norton Show: Kurt Russell/Tina Fey/Josh Widdicombe/Sia (2015) (TV Episode)
Kurt Russell mentions he acted with Sylvester Stallone once and Graham mentions the title; a still is shown
Lethal Weapon: Surf N Turf (2016) (TV Episode)
Scorsese, "Very perceptive, Tango, or are you cash ?"
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Nutcracker in 3D - The Untold Story (2016) (TV Episode)
also directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy
Teen Titans Go!: The Streak - Part 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
Robin tells Beast Boy that they cannot be a team because they would be "tango and cash."
Police Cops
Opening scene is an homage to Tango and Cash opening scene.

Featured in 

Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) (TV Movie)
Featured in the closing montage.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Excerpts appear in the film.
Edición Especial Coleccionista: Tango y Cash (2010) (TV Episode)
clips shown

Spoofed in 

Tangga and Chos: Beauty Secret Agents (1990)
This movie is basically a spoof of Tango and Cash. The two main characters, however, are not police officers but two rivals gay beutiticians who were brought together by circumstances.

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