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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.

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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 ... 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The events in the film take place during a time frame of less than 24 hours. See more »

Goofs

During the nighttime driving scenes, many round white glares from freeway lights are visible through the side windows of Cohen and Tate's car. However, even though the vehicle is traveling at freeway speeds, these lights barely move. See more »

Quotes

Tate: I'm warning you. I should've paint the seat with your brains, boy.
Travis Knight: Pussy!
Cohen: Goddammit! Stop it! Stop it! Stop!
Tate: [Tate starts crying] Fuck you... You don't know what it's like man... You don't know what it's like.
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Alternate Versions

The film was cut by MPAA to avoid an X rating, the killing of Travis family was originally longer and so was the showdown, with blood explosions in close-up. See more »

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The Road Movie Hitchcock might have made...
30 October 2000 | by dr_andy_minionSee all my reviews

This was the film that first marked out for me the name Eric Red as one to watch.Not only a tense,character-driven thriller,but a wonderful ensemble piece to boot,with Alec Baldwin (not a name I knew,but one I've looked out for since) and Roy Scheider (working for that rarity:A filmmaker who understands his strengths and plays to them) providing perfect foils to one another-slipping from comedy to edgy tension and back again without breaking sweat. Don't bother with it if you're after cheap thrills n' spills-give it a try and think of the road movie Hitchcock might have made...


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