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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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Was originally going to be directed by John Huston, who did not want Kevin Costner as a lead. After Costner became a success with The Untouchables (1987) and Bull Durham (1988), he was powerful enough to produce it himself. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning scenes of Jay flying his last mission, his backseat officer, who is also his good friend, continually refers to him as "sir." In the real Navy, fighter crews of roughly equal rank are a close-knit group, and would rarely use the formal word "sir." Instead, they would use first names or nicknames. This is especially true when the two aviators are close pals, as Jay and his backseater are. 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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Soundtracks

Pa'que Me Sirva La Vida
Written by Chucho Monge
Performed by Los Tres Ases
Courtesy of Bertelsmann Music Group
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Better than many think
13 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

This is a movie that I always enjoy watching, no matter how many times I've seen it previously. Kevin Costner stars in what is one of his better roles as the veteran pilot J. Cochran who retires from his job in the navy and goes to Mexico to visit his old friend Tiburon "Tibey" Mendez, played excellently by Anthony Quinn in what is one of his last powerful performances. Madeleine Stowe plays Mendez' much younger wife who catches Cochran's eye from the first moment. A passionate love affair ensues, but with tragic consequences.

The theme of love, forbidden love, vs friendship/loyalty is worked out here in a striking way and it makes this a powerful and highly emotional film. Here we see the effect a betrayal can have on a man like Tiburon Mendez. Once the bridge is burned, there is no way back to his grace. Despite the fact that Cochran saved his life, he shows no mercy for him. When you break that old Mexican code, nothing else matters.

This film has a great photography with some visually stunning scenes, specially sunsets and sunrises and Costner and Stowe never looked better. That, together with the even performances and the suspenseful twists makes this a very enjoyable and for most a recommendable movie.7/10


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