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Revenge (1990)

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A 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.

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Jim Harrison (novel), Jim Harrison (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Cochran
Anthony Quinn ... Tibey
Madeleine Stowe ... Miryea
Tomas Milian ... Cesar
Joaquín Martínez ... Mauro
James Gammon ... Texan
Jesse Corti ... Madero
Sally Kirkland ... Rock Star
Luis de Icaza Luis de Icaza ... Ramon
Gerardo Zepeda ... Elefante
Miguel Ferrer ... Amador
John Leguizamo ... Ignacio
Joe Santos ... Ibarra
Christofer de Oni Christofer de Oni ... Diaz
Daniel Rojo Daniel Rojo ... Vaquero
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Storyline

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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More powerful than love. See more »


Certificate:

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The only reason Keven Costner was able to film 'Field Of Dreams' was because 'Revenge' got delayed several times. Costner really liked the Field Of Dreams script and was so frustrated with the delays on the start of Revenge that he finally told them he was going to do Field Of Dreams. There was some push back but Costner promised to do Revenge as soon as Field Of Dreams was wrapped. See more »

Goofs

When Cochran checks into a hotel his face is unblemished but by the time he reaches his room he has a scar. See more »

Quotes

Michael J. 'Jay' Cochran: I killed a man who I hated today.
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Alternate Versions

The version included on the 2007 DVD and Blu-Ray releases is director Tony Scott's shorter cut, running 104 minutes. The original 124-minute version is producer Ray Stark's cut. See more »


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Performed by Kinky
Courtesy of Sonic 360/Nettwerk Productions
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"I have already fathered dozens of children!"
29 June 2016 | by PredragReviewsSee all my reviews

A story about uncontrollable passion and desire that forces two people to act upon impulses they know they should put aside but they cannot control their true feelings, and act with reckless abandon. Madelaine Stowe is the lovely lady in an unfulfilling marriage to Tibby Mendez (Anthony Quinn) that Jay, Costner's character, almost immediately falls in love with. Tibby belongs to the Mexican underworld, probably a drug king-pin, and befriends Jay who saved Tibby's life in a hunting accident. When Tibby invites Jay to spend a few weeks at his estate in Mexico, he never imagined Jay would attempt to steal his lovely young wife.

This is a solid story, with strong characters, and fine acting all around. However, understand what this film is not. This is not a 'date movie', and not a 'happy' story, but it does indeed reflect real life, and how things do not always end up rosy in the end, or the way we want them. It simply tells a good story, something many films never seem to accomplish, and we get to come along for the ride. It's racy, violent, passionate and moving all wrapped into one. I felt an understanding of the love, pain, betrayal and yes the need for revenge. It was entertaining and an epic portrayal of love and pain.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,086,672, 19 February 1990

Gross USA:

$15,645,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,645,616
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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