Revenge (I) (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 February 1990 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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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 <>

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Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eine gefährliche Affäre  »

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$15,650,000 (USA)

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The sex scenes between Kevin Costner and Madeleine Stowe were not rehearsed or choreographed in any way before shooting. Tony Scott simply set up three cameras and allowed the actors to find their way into the scenes. Everything seen during the sex scenes was improvised by the actors themselves. When Costner viewed Scott's director's cut of the movie in 2007 he said of these scenes, 'Boy, we really got into it didn't we'? See more »


Miryea asks Jay how he knows Spanish, Jay responds that he was stationed in Madrid for three years. Naval Aviators are required to make so many hours of flying time per month to retain their wings, so the nearest Naval Base would be at Rota, Spain. Rota is far from Madrid and due South of Lisbon, Portugal. See more »


[last lines]
Michael J. 'Jay' Cochran: I love you.
Michael J. 'Jay' Cochran: She wants to go outside.
Miryea: I love you.
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Hace Un Año
Written by Felipe Valdés Leal (as F. Valdes Leal)
Performed by Los Tres Ases
Courtesy of Bertelsmann Music Group
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Highly underrated
12 March 2000 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I'd avoided this film for years, despite being a huge Costner fan, because people had described it as nearly unwatchable. On the advice of someone on the internet, I gave it a shot, and what a surprise! Although it'll never be one of my favorite films, it's certainly worthwhile, a highly engrossing (albeit graphically gory) trip through a wide and shifting range of emotions. Quinn gives his best performance since "Zorba," and Costner and Stowe are extremely good. The photography is extraordinary, and Mexican music has seldom been used so effectively. I'd recommend it to anyone with a strong stomach. The love scenes, by the way, are romantic AND sexy, a rare combination.

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