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Revenge (1990)

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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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Tony Scott

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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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Taglines:

There's only one passion more uncontrollable than love. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine gefährliche Affäre See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

21 years after the film 'Revenge', Madeleine Stowe would go on to star in the TV Series called Revenge. See more »

Goofs

After Jay and Miryea are through walking on the beach, Jay offers to make some lemonade. As he fumbles around nervously at his beach house, he ends up attempting to make lemonade with what appears to be a bag of limes, instead of lemons. However, in Mexico yellow lemons are very rare. "Limones" are green and used to make "limonada". See more »

Quotes

Tibey: [to Miryea] Only whores smoke in public.
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Referenced in The Wrecking Crew! (2008) See more »

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Are You Ready
Written and Performed by Joanna St. Claire
Produced by Joanna St. Claire
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'Revenge' surpassed by the flavor of desire and love...
16 December 2003 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

'Revenge' has a recently retired fighter pilot (Kevin Costner) who goes to the coastal city of Puerto Vallarta, to enjoy the hospitality of an old friend he saves once his life on a hunting trip...

The possessive longtime friend has a wonderful-but-unhappy wife... Mireya (Madeleine Stowe) is an exotic young brunette, with great magnetism, who truly blew Costner's mind... Mireya embarks on a passionate affair, that naturally drives her husband 'Tibby' (Anthony Quinn) out of his mind...

Sexual tension is an integral part of Tony Scott's character's conflict... It rises off like heat emanating from the sand when the two lovers head in a jeep toward a nearby cute cabin... Costner and Stowe are attracted to one another, and naturally, the more they fight the attraction, the more they are thrown together...

Stowe's body comes alive at that brief caress, quickening her pulse, making her breath catch in anticipation... She experiences the heat in the slow slide of Costner's fingers, a passionate demand she couldn't help but respond to...

The plot is really predictable, and there's real high tension in the first part, but multiple stabbings, shootings, and beatings in the second, as the husband enters a storm of insane fury against the lovers...

'Revenge' is certainly a realm of brutality and pain, of love gone wrong and vengeance gone mad...


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