Sylvester Stallone tries his luck with his first cop buddy movie in Tango and Cash, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Stallone is Ray Tango, a Los Angeles narcotics cop who dresses in fancy suits, wears wire-rim glasses, and talks to his stockbroker more than he talks to his mother. Kurt Russell is Gabriel Cash, another Los Angeles narcotics cop who has long, disheveled blonde hair and dresses in worn-out sweatshirts. Together, Tango and Cash are the two best narcs in LA, which causes drug baron Yves Perret (Jack Palance) no end of distress. Since Yves controls a billion-dollar drug empire, Tango and Cash have to be taken out of the picture in some way. So Yves arranges for Tango and Cash to be framed for a crime. But the duo accepts a plea bargain that will give them 18 months in a minimum-security prison. Unfortunately, Yves arranges for their destination to be diverted to a maximum-security hell-hole where Yves's minions proceed to torture Tango and Cash --although they still have time to trade quips with each other. Ultimately, they escape from their torture chamber and seek out Yves and his gang.~Paul Brenner
To me, “Tango and Cash” is a fun-filled cop film with two excellent leads. Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone have great chemistry, and it’s an enjoyable film that has plenty of goofy dialogue. The only reason I give it four stars (I would go 4.5 if that was an option) is because of the main villain. He wasn’t too threatening and I didn’t worry about the two leads dying when they went up against him. Overall, it’s a solid and underrated action film!
Take this movie for what it is, an over the top and cheesy at times action movie with two huge icons of the action genre. I have really enjoyed this movie ever since I first saw it in the early 90's and never owned it until I found this Blu-ray edition and it was definitely worth it.