Cohen and Tate (1988)





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Travis (Harley Cross) is a nine-year-old boy who lives in Oklahoma with his federally protected parents. After the mob kills his parents for ratting on them, the gangleader demands that Travis be brought to Houston. Cohen (Roy Scheider) is the veteran hitman who signs on for one last job. Much to Cohen's dismay, he is paired with the psychopath Tate (Adam Baldwin). When Cohen does nothing to hide his dislike for his new partner, young Travis begins to play one thug against the other in a psychological mind game in hopes their confrontation will lead to his freedom.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Harley Cross
as Travis Knight
Suzanne Savoy
as Martha Knight
Cooper Huckabee
as Jeff Knight
Marco Perella
as FBI George
Tom Campitelli
as FBI Fred
Andy Gill
as FBI Roy
Frank Bates
as Highway Patrolman
James Jeter
as Trooper #1
Jeff Bennett
as Trooper #2
Ron Jackson
as Trooper #3
Ted Baader
as Trooper #4
Kenneth McCabe
as Gas Station Attendant
Ina B. Bott
as Fat Woman
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All Critics (3)

Cohen & Tate is, at times, shockingly violent and, at other times, darkly funny. A solid, entertaining little thriller.

Full Review… | July 14, 2013
Film Racket

Given the restrictions of being a first-time director on a limited budget, Red didn't conceive Cohen & Tate to be different than other films of its ilk. He just opted to do it better.

Full Review… | July 11, 2013
The Dissolve

A tightly wound, consistently intense and refreshingly uncompromising thriller that's the kind of superior B movie Hollywood used to make all the time.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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A road trip movie from hell....sharpe and well paced thriller that delivers solid if not sxpectacular performances from the leads.

bill secor
bill secor

Its a generation gap for mafia hitmen as they drive a child back to their employer. After killing the boy's mother and father in a rather gruesome opening scene, the film has a terrific start. Roy Schieder unfortunately isn't a good guy in this one but he's worth watching as he's a better person than his young hot head partner Tate (Adam Baldwin). Cohen and Tate are two mafia hitmen who don't exactly hit it off. Cohen is an old pro, a cold-blooded killer who is all about business. Tate is a young hot-head who kills for fun. Together, they kidnap 9-year-old Travis Knight, an eyewitness to a recent mob rub out. Now, they've got 24 hours to deliver him to Houston for interrogation and elimination. Realizing their mutual hatred is his only hope, Travis plays this lethal odd couple against one another. But when their volatile words explode into a fiery gun battle, he's caught in the crossfire. The obviously more talented Scheider is so much better than Baldwin, who over acts as a psycho. Having the boy outwit these two is of course, pure fiction and hurts credibility. But still, who knows what goes on in such a tense filled situation. The saving grace of the film is Roy Scheider, the aging but still professional. With hearing aid and all, he lets us know who's boss. I heartedly recommend this tense thriller for all that love criminal action flicks. Its a long ride to Houston in this ride to hell. Original Release Date: Jan 27, 1989 Cast Roy Scheider Adam Baldwin Harley Cross Cooper Huckabee Suzanne Savoy Crew Director: Eric Red Writer: Eric Red Producer: Antony Rufus Isaacs Producer: Jeff Young Cinematographer: Victor J. Kemper

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