Tango & Cash

Warner Bros. / The Guber-Peters Company Released 1989




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Andrei Konchalovsky

Tango & Cash features Los Angeles narcotics detectives Lt. Raymond Tango and Lt. Gabriel Cash. Though the two have been successful in stemming the flow of illegal drugs into the city, they've made their share of enemies in the process, including ruthless drug lord Yves Perret. Perret hatches a plan to rid himself of the pesky duo that keep cutting into his profits. He frames the detectives for a murder they didn't commit. Facing a mountain of evidence, they take a deal that sends them to a minimum security prison for 18 months. Perret isn't done with the detectives, though, and has arranged to make their prison stint as tortuous as possible. Tango and Cash must find a way out of prison and back to the streets if they hope to clear their names and save their lives.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    As written by Randy Feldman and produced by the Batman team of Jon Peters and Peter Guber, Tango & Cash clearly wasn't meant to be interesting. It was meant to be Lethal Weapon-tha...

  • 50

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    The movie's as dumb as dirt, but in the early going the action is staged well. The best thing about Tango & Cash is the series of gags to which Stallone has allowed himself to be t...

  • 50

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Rick Groen

    We're back on the buddy-cops beat again, with Stallone emerging as a Dapper Dan this time. Sporting cerebral specs topped by an immaculate coif, he gets to wear Armani suits and sp...

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    • Production Budget - $55,000,000
      Domestic Gross - $63,408,614 (20th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $130,331,055

    • Filming locations:
      Irwindale, California
      Los Angeles, California
      Mansfield Reformatory, Mansfield, Ohio
      Mansfield, Ohio
      Park Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, California

    • Tagline:
      Two of L.A.'s top rival cops are going to have to work together... Even if it kills them.

    • Music:
      Best Of What I Got
      Performed by Bad English
      Written by John Waite, Jonathan Cain and Neal Schon
      Let The Day Begin
      Performed by The Call
      Written by Michael Been
      Don't Go
      Performed by Yazoo
      Written by Vince Clarke
      Performed by Alice Cooper
      Written by Alice Cooper, Desmond Child and John McCurry
      It's No Crime
      Performed by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds
      Written by Antonio Reid and Daryl Simmons
      Harlem Nocturne
      Performed by Darktown Strutters
      Written by Earle Hagen


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