Veteran screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown, Swing Shift) wrote and directed this complex thriller with a superb cast. When two unlikely friends, Lt. Nick Frescia (Kurt Russell) and drug dealer Dale McKussic (Mel Gibson), fall for restaurant owner Jo Ann Vallenari (Michelle Pfeiffer), the pressure proves too much for the precarious friendship. Conrad Hall garnered an Oscar nod for his cinematography.
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- Robert Towne
- Action & Adventure
- 1989 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography nominee
RRestricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral), English, FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Widescreen and full-screen, with English, French and Spanish sound (all with subtitles). There's also an informative commentary by producer Thom Mount (he mentions that Tequila Sunrise was going to be a Harrison Ford-Alec Baldwin film instead of the Mel Gibson-Kurt Russell vehicle it became).
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it