Saturday, 30 June 2012
Tango & Cash (1989)
Starring Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone as Los Angeles Cops this is a Buddie Cop movie that does not start out in the traditional way. You have Sly Stallone as the distinguished well dressed rich cop that does the job for the love of it and the Kurt Russell character that gets the job done however he has to, even if he is a total slob. With Teri Hatcher as Stallone's sister and Jack Palance as the bad guy that arranges for Tango and Cash to be set up for a murder. You follow the comedy as they have to come to terms with working together to clear their names.
This film comes at the height of the action police comedies from the late 80's and early 90's and stars two of the bigger action stars of the time in Stallone and Russell. They have a really good chemistry with them both showing that they are really good as comic actors with some good timing, Stallone particularly is not thought to highly as a good actor, simply getting by on his bulk and early success with Rocky and Rambo. I have to say that I think in this he pulls off the distinguished officer with a portfolio really well.
This film is fairly generic with little to put it above other cop films but with Russell and Stallone it certainly worth seeing if you enjoy the action comedy films such as Lethal Weapon or Beverley Hills Cop, this is a strong 3 star recommend from me.