Tango & Cash (1989) (part 2 of 3)

20. At night, Tango stakes out Requin, and follows him into a warehouse. Cash is doing the same thing, and after a bit of cat and mouse stuff, the two cops end up face to face. Okay, Tango ends up with Cash’s gun at his throat, but it all ends up the same.

Caption contributed by Ed

“This is for making us sit through Over the Top!”

21. After some back and forth, they both head for a room where a lone man is sitting with his back turned to them. No surprise, they approach and find that the guy’s been shot to death. Also, they discover he’s wearing a wire. Suddenly, federal agents burst in and the two men are placed under arrest. Somehow, one of Cash’s guns has ended up on the scene, and after some shady maneuverings involving a tape recording and an FBI guy (courtesy of Requin), our two intrepid heroes will have to stand trial for the murder of a federal agent.

22. So, instead of just killing the cops, the villain puts together an elaborate frame job that may or may not even work? Yes, there was a lot of dialogue about how Perret likes playing games, but that’s supermodel-thin writing there.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Tango & Cash (1989)

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