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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.

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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

After Jim Harrison's novella was published in 1979, the film version of Revenge became something of a hot property in Hollywood, and had numerous directors attached over the years. Amongst these were John Huston, Sydney Pollack and Jonathan Demme. See more »

Goofs

Miryea asks Jay how he knows Spanish, Jay responds that he was stationed in Madrid for three years. Naval Aviators are required to make so many hours of flying time per month to retain their wings, so the nearest Naval Base would be at Rota, Spain. Rota is far from Madrid and due South of Lisbon, Portugal. See more »

Quotes

Tibey: [to Miryea] Only whores smoke in public.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Obsession: The Sex and Violence of Revenge (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hace Un Año
Written by Felipe Valdés Leal (as F. Valdes Leal)
Performed by Los Tres Ases
Courtesy of Bertelsmann Music Group
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Highly underrated
12 March 2000 | by billy-7See all my reviews

I'd avoided this film for years, despite being a huge Costner fan, because people had described it as nearly unwatchable. On the advice of someone on the internet, I gave it a shot, and what a surprise! Although it'll never be one of my favorite films, it's certainly worthwhile, a highly engrossing (albeit graphically gory) trip through a wide and shifting range of emotions. Quinn gives his best performance since "Zorba," and Costner and Stowe are extremely good. The photography is extraordinary, and Mexican music has seldom been used so effectively. I'd recommend it to anyone with a strong stomach. The love scenes, by the way, are romantic AND sexy, a rare combination.


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