Tango & Cash (1989)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Brutally violent and punishingly dull, this cookie-cutter buddy cop thriller isn't even fun enough to reach "so bad it's good" status.


Movie Info

Two rival Los Angeles police officers are asked to work together to bring down a powerful drug lord in this action-comedy. Naturally, the partnership initially suffers from clashing egos; however, when both cops are framed by the drug lord, they learn to work together to clear their names.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Randy Feldman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 30, 1997
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures

Cast


as Gabe Cash

as Yves Perret

as Courier/Requin

as Quan

as Lopez

as Gunman/Chinese Guy

as Skinner

as Capt. Holmes

as Hendricks

as Fed. Agent Davis

as Station Cop

as Prosecutor

as Gunman/Chinese Guy

as Van Driver

as Interpreter

as Desk Cop

as Cash's Cellmate

as Car Owner

as Federal Agent

as Federal Agent

as Captain

as Dancer

as Sonny

as Coworker

as State Trooper

as Dressing Room Girl

as Federal Agent

as Federal Agent

as Federal Agent

as Prisoner

as Girl in Bar

as Girl in Bar

as Dressing Room Girl

as Dressing Room Girl

as Dressing Room Girl

as Dressing Room Girl

as Detective

as Detective

as Customer

as Customer

as Customer
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Critic Reviews for Tango & Cash

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (9)

The jokes seem lame and the rivalry fraudulent, as the two boys play with their big guns.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The film looks like the sort of queasy fever dream that might be produced by sitting through an entire Orson Welles film festival while eating pepperoni pizzas.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Both men think that the best way to deliver the right to remain silent to the usual suspects is via a right hook.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Tango and Cash is a waste of talent and energy on all levels: unworthy of Konchalovsky, unworthy also of Stallone, Russell and every superior technical credit on the film.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The ostensible humor here is of the macho one-liner variety, and much of it falls flat.

Full Review… | June 11, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A mindless buddy cop pic, loaded with nonstop action that's played mostly for laughs and delivers too few of them.

Full Review… | May 6, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Tango & Cash

½

A typical cop/action film from the late 80's although Sylvester Stallone tones it down a bit by wearing a suit and a pair of glasses. Likable as much as it's forgettable. Personally I always preferred Another 48 hours but there isn't much in it. It's very dated now.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Late 80's chesse feast. Great fun all around.

briandeguelle
Brian De Guelle

Super Reviewer

It's a completely outrageous buddy cop movie that throws its characters in the oddest places. It goes from a chaotic, futuristic prison to a monster truck derby. What makes it fun is Kurt Russel and Sly Stone being a hilarious team. You have to enjoy all the corny jokes and cliches because it's all in good fun. This is just a fun movie, it makes fun of itself constantly and lets you enjoy its kooky nature. It's the definition of an 80s movie and completely harmless.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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