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Cohen and Tate (1988)

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When a little boy witnesses a mob hit, he is kidnapped by two professional assassins who are not what they seem.

Director:

Eric Red

Writer:

Eric Red
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Scheider ... Cohen
Adam Baldwin ... Tate
Harley Cross ... Travis Knight
Cooper Huckabee ... Jeff Knight
Suzanne Savoy ... Martha Knight
Marco Perella ... FBI George
Tom Campitelli ... FBI Fred
Andy Gill ... FBI Roy (as Andrew R. Gill)
Frank Bates Frank Bates ... Highway Patrolman
James Jeter James Jeter ... Trooper #1
Jeff Bennett Jeff Bennett ... Trooper #2
Ron Jackson ... Trooper #3
Ted Baader Ted Baader ... Trooper #4
Kenneth McCabe Kenneth McCabe ... Gas Station Attendant
Ina B. Bott Ina B. Bott ... Fat Woman
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Storyline

A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when their prisoner uses unnatural guile and resourcefulness to play them off against each other. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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They were hired killers going up against the deadliest force of all. Each other.

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Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cohen & Tate See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,586, 29 January 1989

Gross USA:

$64,227

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,227
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Eric Red. See more »

Goofs

At 1:01:33, during the nighttime foot-chase & escape on the busy freeway, film crew/safety personnel are seen crouching next to the jersey barrier, on an un-watered lane, alongside fire extinguishing equipment. See more »

Quotes

[Last lines]
Cohen: How old are you, kid?
Travis Knight: Nine.
Cohen: Nine. Hm. How about that.
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Alternate Versions

Some versions of the film feature an opening crawl after the opening credits that offers some exposition before the first scene begins. It reads: "On November 1st, 1988, Travis Knight witnessed the murder of a Texas mobster. The FBI has his family in protective custody. The mob wants to talk to Travis and find out for themselves who did the shooting. They want to talk to him right now. Travis Knight is 9 years old." This crawl is missing from some television airings, as well as the recent on-demand DVD released by MGM. In its place are several (somewhat awkward) seconds of black screen where it would usually be before the first scene begins. See more »

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Awesome character study
4 February 2003 | by frickabeeSee all my reviews

Every time this movie is on TV I always watch at least part of it. The gripes people said about this movie are...

No action: There was certainly more action than The Godfather, another mob movie.

No plot: Did you watch the friggin' movie, or do you find it hard to follow movies like Toy Story?

Don't know about the characters: The whole movie is a study on the disparate personalities of the three. What don't you know?

Don't believe the negative reviews of a movie like this. If graphic violence or strong language doesn't bother you then watch this movie the next time it's on the movie channel or rent it sometime. Also, could someone explain to me, what's up with the obvious dubbing over some of Adam Baldwin's profanity? This is even on the unedited video version of the movie. The movie already had an R rating. Were they trying to clean it up a little? Watch carefully whenever Tate is swearing at Travis and you'll see what I'm talking about.


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