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on 15 September 2006
Tango and cash is another in the list of great buddy movies,and as usual its two guys who hate each other who have a united goal and end up great friends while killing and drawing blood from all manner of scum.

The movie stars stallone and kurt russell who are two cops from opposite sides of the city who are great at catching shipments of drugs,both are big headed and wise cracking and great at what they do and always want to outshine the other.

However a drug lord is annoyed at the pair of them and decides that if he gets them killed it will draw heat on him,but if he frames them for murder and drug dealings then they will lose respect and serve time in prison and maybe get killed by the criminals that tango and cash convicted.

Hence all of the drug lords plan comes to conviction as tango and cash head to jail and fight for their lives amidst some great jokes and puns and macho moments,the on screen chemistry between stallone and russell is good and all in all this is a feel good movie with blood and laughs.
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VINE VOICEon 25 May 2009
An underrated and somewhat forgotten 80s testosterone fuelled cheesy action classic, best enjoyed with the sound turned up loud, beer and a pizza.Stallone and Russell work well as a team and there's lots of good action scenes and fighting. A great score from Harold Faltermeyer too. This film has never looked better on Blu-ray, naturally. A good solid transfer that noticeably improves over the DVD. There's a DTS HD audio track, and the video is an AVC encode and runs at an average of 20MB/s. The film is fully uncut. No special features apart from the trailer, sadly, but it's still a great buy if you're a fan of the genre. Buy it.
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on 15 December 2004
Tango & Cash is without doubt one of Stallone's best films. With great action, excellent soundtrack and more humour and one-liners than you could wave a stick at.
ie. Cash: "When we get out of here we can grab coffee and a Danish."
Tango: (with reference to his former money grabbing psycho of a wife) "I hate Danish."
Tango & Cash has it all.
Will there ever be a special edition DVD with a Stallone/Russell commentary track?
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on 1 July 2014
TANGO AND CASH [1989] [Blu-ray] Two of L.A.’s Cops Are Going To Have To Work Together . . . Even If It Kills Them!

Ray Tango [Sylvester Stallone] and Gabe Cash [Kurt Russell] are rival L.A. policemen with one thing in common: each thinks he is the best. Team them and they're like oil and water. But frame them for a crime and they're like a match and kerosene. Unjustly jailed among lowlifes they put behind bars, the two stages a prison breakout that's a breathless rush of weapons and wisecracks then roar after the shadowy crime lord [Jack Palance] who set them up. Tango & Cash are out to clear their names. Join them and feel the rush.

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, Brion James, James Hong, Marc Alaimo, Philip Tan, Michael J. Pollard, Robert Z'Dar, Lewis Arquette, Edward Bunker, Leslie Morris, Roy Brocksmith, Susan Krebs, David Byrd, Richard Fancy, Jerry Martinez, Michael Jeter, Bing Russell, Alphonse Walter, Peter Stensland, Phil Rubenstein, Elizabeth Sung, Clint Howard, Ed DeFusco, Jack Goode Jr., Geoff Vanderstock, Larry Humburger, Mark Wood, Andre Rosey Brown, Saveliy Kramarov, Michael Francis Clarke, Anne Cooper, Tammy Richardson, Patti Davis, Richard L. Duran, Doug Ford, Kenneth Pruitt, Ronald Moss, Richard Dominguez, Dale Swann, John Walter Davis, Salvador Espinoza, Christopher Wolf, Larry White, Richard J. Larson, Fred Trombley, Matt Tufo, Billy Blanks (uncredited), Cibby Danyla (uncredited), Richard Hale (uncredited), Geoffrey Lewis (uncredited), Ari Ross (uncredited), Rodney Saulsberry (uncredited) and Benny Urquidez (uncredited)

Directors: Andrei Konchalovsky and Albert Magnoli

Producers: Barbara Kalish, Jon Peters, Larry J. Franco, Peter Guber, Peter MacDonald and Tony Munafo

Screenplay: Randy Feldman

Composer: Harold Faltermeyer

Cinematography: Donald E. Thorin

Video Resolution: 1080p

Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1

Audio: English: 5.1 Dolby TrueHD, English: 5.1 Dolby Digital, French: 5.1 Dolby Digital, German: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Italian: 5.1 Dolby Digital, Russian: 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish: 5.1 Dolby Digital [Both Castilian 5.1 and Latin 2.0]

Subtitles: English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swedish

Running Time: 104 minutes

Region: All Regions

Number of discs: 1

Studio: Warner Home Video

Andrew's Blu-ray Review: 'Tango & Cash' may not have set the box office on fire or won over critics when it hit theatres in 1989, but it's justifiably earned itself a pretty decent cult following over the last two decades and for good reason. Few films of the era represent the 'big' action film as well as this one, and that's saying something when you consider the competition that this picture has running against it. Directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, 'Tango & Cash' might be built around a series of longstanding action film clichés more than it is around anything even remotely resembling an original plot, but it doesn't matter, this is pure action film fun in the truest and best sense possible.

The film follows a Los Angeles Police Department narcotics officer named Lt. Raymond Tango [Sylvester Stallone] who's got a penchant for slick wardrobe and investment banking and another LAPD narc named Lt. Gabriel Cash [Kurt Russell] who is pretty much his exact opposite with his torn jeans and messy hair. These two are like oil and water, they just don't mix well and despite a common interest, they don't really get along. That said, they're also the two best cops in the department, which brings them unwanted attention from a drug lord named Yves Perret [Jack Palance] who decides to get rid of these thorns in his side by framing them for the murder of an undercover federal agent.

Yves Perret's plan works and before you know it, Lt. Raymond Tango and Lt. Gabriel Cash are in some pretty deep trouble. Yves Perret, who plans to have the cop's murdered while in prison, has another thing coming, however as Lt. Raymond Tango and Lt. Gabriel Cash accept a plea bargain and wind up in a minimum security facility. Yves Perret's got connections, however, and he soon has them transferred to a maximum security pen where his thugs lay the screws to our two heroes. With their lives in danger and wanting to clear their names, Lt. Raymond Tango and Lt. Gabriel Cash form an unlikely alliance and decide to bust out of the big house and set things right. Complicating matters further, however, is the presence of Tango's foxy younger sister, Katherine 'Kiki' Tango [Teri Hatcher], who soon becomes the apple of Lt. Gabriel Cash's eye.

Big, dumb and loud, 'Tango & Cash' is a literal blast of a film that lets Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell use their considerable screen presence to play off of one another. A typical 'buddy cop' movie in a lot of ways, it isn't a film that's high on originality but it is a picture that somehow manages to get a lot of mileage out of pretty much every action film cliché you would care to name. That said, there's half the fun of the film right there, and the clichés tend to become so fun that you more or less become immune to it.

Of course, in and amongst all the shoot outs, fights, explosions and chases are the two leading men, veritable titans of eighties action cinema, both of whom bring their best to the picture. Sylvester Stallone may not be the first guy who comes to mind when you think 'sophisticated financial type with fancy suits' but he fits the part quite well here and brings just the right amount of snobbish attitude to his Lt. Raymond Tango to make it work. Kurt Russell, on the other hand, excels at playing lower class ruffian types and he was great when he did it in 'Big Trouble in Little China' and he's great when he does it here, this is one of those roles that the actor was born to play and he really does a fine job of it. The pair work well together and have a very infectious chemistry in this film that winds up sucking you in whether you want it to or not. Casting the great Jack Palance as the heavy compliments things quite perfectly, as he delivers exactly the type of performance you'd want out of him, he is sly, sneaky, and sinister, while a young Teri Hatcher provides some welcome eye candy, preventing the film from becoming a complete and utter sausage fest.

Non-stop violence, witty back and forth banter, and nasty bad guys might not be hard to come by in action film territory but rarely do they add up to as good a time at the films as they do with Tango & Cash. If ever there was a film that really did require you to completely turn off your brain, only to reward you with thrills, chills, laughs and action galore this is it.

Blu-ray Video Quality – 'Tango & Cash' looks very impressive in this 2.40.1 awesome encoded 1080p anamorphic widescreen transfer. Contrast looks spot on and detail is noticeably better than the DVD Standard release and pretty much instantly in both close up shots as well as long distance and medium shots. Explosions look nice and bright without ever bleeding while dark scenes are inky and deep with great shadow detail that never overwhelms the more subtle tones hiding within. Whites are warm and hot without ever feeling over baked while reds are strong and don't leak or bleed at all. There is some minor edge enhancement that you might notice if you're really looking for it as well as a bit of background noise evident in some lighter scenes, but these are minor complaints against what is otherwise a very strong effort on the part of Warner Bros.

Blu-ray Audio Quality – Warner Home Video has supplied a 5.1 Dolby TrueHD Surround Mix and a 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound mix as well as optional subtitles. As far as the quality of the audio is concerned, obviously the 5.1 TrueHD mix gets the edge in terms of punch and clarity but both tracks suffer from a predominantly front heavy mix. Rears spring to life only occasionally, intermittently throwing in some sound effects during the rain storm and playing with the score a bit. The explosions, shoot outs and action scenes that you would hope to be bombarded with from all channels really only ever truly hits from the front speakers. The end result is a bit disappointing in that it could have been more enveloping than it is, but that said, there's nothing to complain about here in terms of clarity of quality. Dialogue is easy enough to understand at any given point in the film, bass response is alright even if it could have been a little more forceful, and the levels are properly balanced and the mix is just right.

Blu-ray Special Features and Extras:

Theatrical Trailer [1989] [1:22] The only extra included on this disc, aside from the mandatory menu and chapter selection sub-menu, is a fun theatrical trailer that surprisingly enough includes some brief moments that were not actually used in the finished version of the film. Aside from that, however, this release is pretty much barebones.

Finally, ‘Tango & Cash’ is an exciting, well-made, and nicely-acted thrill ride that's one of the 1980s most notable Action/Buddy Cop films. Enjoying an exemplary sense of humour that's the perfect complement to the picture's high-energy action scenes, amazing chemistry between its leads, and a superb score that's light and catchy but also a fine compliment to the bullets and explosions, ‘Tango & Cash’ retains every bit of its appeal with each viewing, and for the most part, refuses to acknowledge its age with the passage of time. Warner Home Video Blu-ray release is just fine where it counts, but the disc is a total disappointment in the nearly complete absence of extra content. Nevertheless, the film has never looked or sounded so good for home consumption, and fans will be more than satisfied with the upgrade presented over the standard inferior NTSC DVD. Recommended for fans of these two dynamic duo actors and what a shame they did not do a follow up film, as they really worked well together. That is why I have always been a big fan of this awesome film and I have especially loved the shower scene, where Sylvester Stallone thinks Kurt Russell is going to sexually assault him and Kurt Russell states, "Don't Flatter Yourself," which I think is the most classic quip ever heard in a film and again I am honoured to add this classic brilliant action packed film to my Blu-ray Collection, which really is a massive improvement over the inferior NTSC DVD Release and you will enrich your Blu-ray Collection in purchase this disc. Highly Recommended!

Andrew C. Miller – Your Ultimate No.1 Film Fan
Le Cinema Paradiso
WARE, United Kingdom
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on 15 January 2014
Ray Tango and Gabe Cash are two L.A. based cops who work in different precincts. They have seized millions of dollars of drugs and weapons that belong to Perret.

Realising that they have to be dealt with, Perret frames them. Sensing that the evidence against them is too overwhelming, their lawyers advise them to take a plea bargain, on the guarantee that they would be sent to a minimum security prison.

But Perret arranges for them to be sent to a hell hole and it's there that he plans to have them killed and make it appear that one of the men they sent there killed them.

One of the prison's officials, who is an old friend of Cash, tells them that they have to escape, which they do.

They then go out and try and find the man who framed them....

This is one of those movies that, if you saw it at the right age, it would stand the test of time, and still be as good as the first time you saw it.

I was thirteen when I first saw this, and it never gets boring, but one thing I have learnt in the twenty four years since its release, it's not a serious film, and it nearly verges on parody.

Russell upstages Stallone in this, and whilst both are very good, Russell's character is the most fun and interesting. He's the Riggs to Stallones Murtaugh, and this hereby lies the main problem, you cannot see this film without comparing it to Lethal Weapon, why, Russell and Gibson have the same wardrobe and haircut.

The action is good, and way over the top, and Palance is as pantomime as he was in Batman, but thankfully he's not in it that much to make it too hammy.

James has a ball as the awful cockney villain, and its your typical Summer movie, albeit released at the wrong time of the year.

If you see this film with Last Action Hero, and even Loaded Weapon 1 in mind, rather than Lethal Weapon, you will enjoy it more.

The true essence of a guilty pleasure, which really deserved a sequel.
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Ah the 80's - what a time it was, and remember those great buddy cop movies? Well, if you liked those, you're going to be rather smitten with Tango and Cash, a cop duo who share the same goal, to rid LA of a rather annoying Perret, who takes in riddles and just generally annoys the boys.

Tango and Cash and well known in the state, and are well rewarded for their heroics to stop drug deals, and other crimes. When they annoy Yves - they didn't expect their whole world to be turned on it's side, and their lives to be in such danger. Tango is more lavish, loves his suits and playing the stock market, where as Cash is a fighter and doesn't really care for people who waste his time.

I love the camaraderie in this movie, even though they don't like each other, they find it in themselves to collaborate for the good of the city. I also though Terri Hacher's role as Katherine was a great start to her career, and the typical 80s styling of this movie made it fun. The jokes and dialogue between the pair is classic cop stuff, and reminds you of the good days of Glover/Gibson in Lethal Weapon.

This Blu-Ray is pretty good, you get a decent DTS HD audio track, and the video is pretty clear for it's age. The video is AVC and runs at a steady 20MB/s, which isn't too bad. There are no visible problems with the video quality - though some might find the grain annoying, it's actually because of the film, rather than the transfer. There are tons of subtitles on this too.

I'm not impressed with the extras, all they offer is the trailer, so this is definitely more for the die hard fan than the passer by. Personally I was hoping the 20th anniversary edition would have some interviews and other bits and bobs, but no. At least this is better than the DVD or even VHS - and that's a good start.

Personally I would recommend you rent this, as I don't think I will be coming back to it for a while, as the outcome is rather memorable. Worth getting if you really love this film though - and if you've never seen the uncut edition you'll probably by dying to see this.
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on 25 April 2011
When I was younger I would watch this film alot, then years went by and I totally forgot about it. Then I saw they released it on Blu-Ray and I was eager to get it. The film has that classics 1980's action and funny one liners and shouldn't be missed by fans of the action genre. Starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, the pair team up as two of Los Angeles best policeman who don't get on with one and other but have to work together after they are framed for murder.

The Blu-Ray Picture quality is good for a film over 20 years old and the sound quality is great.

Special Features: Trailer (that's it)

Run Time: 104 Mins


The Film: 5/5
Special Features: 2/5
Picture Quality: 4/5
Sound Quality: 4/5
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on 8 January 2015
In my book one of the very best and enjoyable action films of the 80's. Lethal Weapon aside, Tango & Cash is the best buddy cop film ever! Others that spring to mind from this brilliant era are the very underrated Schwarzenegger romp Red Heat and the "should bring out special edition" Bruce Willis film The Last Boy Scout. By far the best is the action masterpiece that is Lethal Weapon, followed closest by Lethal Weapon 2. Dont get me wrong 3 and 4 are also very good but they are 90's films, not 80's. And that brings me to the buddy cop dross we have had over the more recent years. Rush Hour is w**k and every other stupid dumb comedy cop film apart from The Other Guys and 2 Guns are embarrassing and just plain f**king annoying. That includes 22 Jump Street! We just don't get the quality we had back in the 80's with this type of movie anymore. I know most will say the 80's was rubbish but not to me and to anyone I have ever spoken to since 1989 when Tango & Cash was released. They all love it.

Sly plays Tango and Kurt Russell plays Cash. Both rival cops who get the job done. Tango is a suit wearing hot shot and Cash is the grunt. I must say both play the parts perfectly and it's hard to imagine anyone else in these roles. Anyway, they get paired up during a set up drugs bust that lands them both in prison so that the drug dealer, Jack Palance can stay in business without the cops interfering. Tango & Cash then escape from prison and set about clearing their names.

The one liners come think and fast and the action still holds up today. From the start of the film when we see the Warner Bros logo and Stallone say "Ok, Lets Do It", to the mass destruction on the final scene, the film never really lets up. My favourite scene is when Tango & Cash have the English baddie with the pony tail on a roof top with a hand granade. The dialog is brilliant and even though the actor playing the British guy can't really do the accent, makes it even more fun. "So if you don't want to get sticky, stay back...Jack".

The prison scenes are particularly violent, especially when Tango & Cash are being electrocuted. "You wanna cut my "f***ing head off then go ahead, you can bowl the motherf***er for all I care". Oh and that bloke from the god awful Maniac Cop is in the first scene of film when he comes smashing through a truck windscreen and later when he is in prison after Tango put him there. Man that bloke has a big chin. I bet he struggles to perform oral on his mrs.

Thinking about it, this film is basically a Bond film. We have Tango dressed like Bond., Cash with his gadgets made for him by the Q type charecter who even has his own workshop testing other gizmos. We have Tango's captain playing a sort of M role and the villain, Palance, stroking pet rats instead of a white cat. Even the end sequence is Bondish with a massive attack on the villains lair with an endless supply of baddies. Tango & Cash even get a car for their final attack, fitted with guns and rocket launches.

If you saw your teens through the 80's you will already know how good this film is. So if you have kids let them watch it so they can see what they missed. It's far more healthy then letting them watch stupid dumb children's programmes or the endless animated films at the cinema with ridiculous talking animals that think they are cute and funny. Well they are not and all these pathetic films are the same. Apart from the Toy Story films that is which are perfect for anyone.

Jesus, I was made to watch American Werewolf In London as a child which scared the s**t of me. It's not done any harm to watch quality stuff at such an early age and steer clear of programmes that make kids thick. I would recommend you get watching Tango & Cash, First Blood, Commando and Die Hard to start with. Then move them onto Predator etc.
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Tango and Cash is a great movie that I have watched over and over again. This movie in my opinion has a great mixture of action and comedy. If you are unfamiliar with Tango and Cash the summary of this movie is as follows;

Tango and Cash - Beverly Hills Detective Ray Tango (and Downtown Los Angeles Detective Gabriel Cash have earned themselves a reputation for disrupting crime lord Yves Perret's smuggling operation in their respective jurisdictions. One day, both of them are informed of a drug deal taking place later that night. Both detectives meet each other for the first time at the location, but discover a dead body that is wire-tapped before the FBI arrive and surround the duo. Agent Wyler finds Cash's pistol on the floor and arrests both Cash and Tango. At their murder trial, Tango and Cash are incriminated by an audio tape, secretly given to Wyler by Perret's henchman Requin and verified in court by an audio expert, which appears to reveal them shooting the undercover FBI agent after discussing a drug purchase. They plead no contest to a lesser charge in exchange for reduced sentences in a minimum-security prison, but are transported to a maximum-security prison to be housed with many of the criminals they arrested in the past.
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on 9 May 2010
great film.great chemistry.loads of fun and laughs.but violent.stallone and russell at there best in this film.very sexy teri hatcher also stars.please note there have been 3 different releases of this film since 1999.this version is uncut.all previous cuts running time.99mins32secs.
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