Tango & Cash (1989)

tangoDirector: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli

Writer: Randy Feldman (Screenplay)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, Brion James, James Hong, Marc Alaimo

 

Plot: Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Puntastically Fun Action Comedy

 

Story: Tango & Cash starts as we see smartly dressed Beverly Hills cop Lt Raymond Tango (Stallone) take down another drugs bust, as well as laid back street smart cop Lt Gabriel Cash (Russell) having someone try to kill him. The two have been taking down the same drug lord Yves Perret (Palance) who has a plan to get rid of the pair.

When the unlikely pair get framed for a murder of an FBI agent they both get sent to a maximum-security prison to deal with most of the men they have put away. The two must work together using both their sets of skills to bring down the biggest drug ring to have hit the city and clear their names.

Tango & Cash is an action comedy that brings us a buddy cop movie together with two of the biggest stars of the time Stallone and Russell. While the story is very generic odd couple cops must work together to solve a crime no one else believes risking their lives against seemingly endless amounts of enemies it does everything it needs to for the story. The comedy comes from the endless amounts of puns going on through the film which at times poke fun at what are used in serious film but in this are designed for the laughs.

Stallone and Russell are great together getting to poke fun at the characters they have played before with Stallone poking fun and Rambo and Russell getting an Elvis reference in once again. As for the villain, we don’t get too much time with him while the henchmen are what you would expect in these films. Hatcher is written to be tough but only their really to add an extra dimension to the relationship between Tango & Cash. In the end this is purely a great fun film that is easy to watch as long as you don’t want anything too serious.

 

Overall: 80s Fun all in one movie what more could you ask for?

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The Simpsons Challenge – Season 1 Episode 1 – Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

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Season 1

Episode 1 – Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire

Plot SynopsisChristmas seems doomed for the Simpson family when Homer receives no holiday bonus. Hoping to make extra money, he becomes a mall Santa Claus in an attempt to bring the family a happy holiday.

What is going on reallyHomer and Marge arrive late to the Christmas school performance, we get an instant look at how Lisa is the bravest boldest and most individual member of the family while Bart will be the rebel. We get to see the family dynamics between the extended family and how the neighbour Ned will always be one step ahead of Homer.

This Christmas Bart decides to get a tattoo while Lisa wants a pony but removing the tattoo uses up the Christmas saving when the soon to become famous evil boss Mr Burns doesn’t give Homer and the fellow employees a Christmas bonus.

Homer trying to cover up the short comings for the Christmas goes out of his way to make sure the family have a Christmas including becoming a Santa at the mall. But with even that running him with next to nothing to spend on presents leading him to go with Barney and Bart to the race tracks to gamble the remaining money.

When the dog they gamble on Santa’s Little Helper loses the race and the money Homer and Bart desperately search for money to take home only to see the owner of Santa’s Little Helper abandon him and becoming the miracle to save the Christmas for the family.

Star Character

Homer

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Final ThoughtsThis episode shows us just how much Homer loves him family and will go to any lengths to keep them from not being happy. Homer becomes the instant hero of the series making him being one of the best father figures ever to hit the television. This showed us what we will get from the show for years to come.

Rating 5/5