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Revenge (1990)

The retired US Navy pilot comes to Mexico, where he falls in love with the wife of a powerful businessman. The consequences will be cruel and unforeseen.

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Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he once flew to Alaska for a hunting trip. Arriving at the Mendez mansion in Mexico, he is immediately surprised by the beauty and youth of Mendez' wife Miryea. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, but Cochran is aware that Mendez is a powerful, vindictive, and very possessive man who does not tolerate betrayal. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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There's only one passion more uncontrollable than love. See more »


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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine gefährliche Affäre  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,086,672, 19 February 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,650,000
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Trivia

An early draft of the screenplay was specifically written with Jack Nicholson in mind for the role of Tabey. Apparently, Nicholson saw Tabey as something of a dream role for him and was also prepared to direct the film at one point. See more »

Goofs

After Jay and Miryea are through walking on the beach, Jay offers to make some lemonade. As he fumbles around nervously at his beach house, he ends up attempting to make lemonade with what appears to be a bag of limes, instead of lemons. However, in Mexico yellow lemons are very rare. "Limones" are green and used to make "limonada". See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Michael J. 'Jay' Cochran: I love you.
[pause]
Michael J. 'Jay' Cochran: She wants to go outside.
Miryea: I love you.
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Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Are You Ready
Written and Performed by Joanna St. Claire
Produced by Joanna St. Claire
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Costner Unleashing Revenge!
14 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Revenge is actually a much better movie than I thought it would be. It was a little-known movie, but with a good cast, I thought it would be worth the pick-up. It is a very bloody, violent film with themes of redemption, in more ways than one. The movie began slow with the introduction of Costner's character, but once when his elderly Mexican politician friend enters the picture, things begin to pick up steam. In all, this is a vastly underrated action revenge flick.

This film is about a Navy pilot who retires and he decides to travel to Mexico to visit his old friend whom life he saved in a hunting accident. He meets his friend's wife, who is very unhappy and seduces him. When Tibey, his friend finds out, all hell breaks loose.

I thought the acting was really good. Kevin Costner shows again and again what an excellent actor he is. He shows great chemistry with Madeleine Stowe. She has never looked better as she does in this film. Anthony Quinn does a good job as the angry, political Tibey!

Overall, Revenge is a good action flick and one that people give it less credit for. It's not the greatest revenge flick, but still a good one. The film has a sad ending, which adds drama to the flick and I think the film was written pretty well. Those looking for a good action flick, this is the film for you.

My Grade: A-


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