Tango & Cash

Tango & Cash

Andrei Konchalovsky (1989)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell get the opportunity to show off who has the best personal trainer (it's probably a draw) in this hugely silly, hugely enjoyable action thriller. The main twist in this buddy caper is that Stallone, as narcotics cop Ray Tango, is actually quite sophisticated (he even wears glasses at times), while Russell, as Tango's departmental rival, Gabe Cash, is the no-brain, all-brawn thug. The plot follows the bickering duo all the way to a brutal maximum security prison, where they're forced to become allies after being framed by evil drugs baron Jack Palance. Desperate Housewives's Teri Hatcher provides the glamour, while Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky produces lots of big explosions, but this is really all about Stallone and Russell doing their utmost to out-macho each other. The result is great, brainless fun.


Two rival LA detectives are constant thorns in the side of a ruthless drug baron, so he has them framed for murder and sent to prison. Surrounded by vengeful crooks they put behind bars, the combative duo are forced to bury their differences to escape and prove their innocence. Action adventure, with Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher and Jack Palance.

Cast & Crew

Ray Tango Sylvester Stallone
Gabe Cash Kurt Russell
Yves Perret Jack Palance
Kiki Teri Hatcher
Owen Michael J Pollard
Requin Brion James
Police captain Geoffrey Lewis
Quan James Hong
Face Robert Z'Dar
Lopez Mark Alaimo
Agent Davis Roy Brocksmith
Sokowski Phil Rubenstein
Director Andrei Konchalovsky
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrothersGuidance: May be edited for violence, swearing, sex scenes, drug abuse and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray