For his first directorial project in six years, Robert Towne selected a timeworn romantic-triangle yarn, injecting the material with subtlety and conviction. Tequila Sunrise stars Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell as two lifelong friends who, in true James Cagney-Pat O'Brien fashion, grow up on the opposite sides of the law. One is a retired drug dealer (at least he says he is), the other a "celebrity" cop. Both fall in love with gorgeous restaurateur Michelle Pfeiffer. Veteran movie buffs will enjoy spotting director Budd Boetticher as a judge, and will welcome the presence in the production credits of cinematographer Conrad Hall, who earned an Oscar nomination for his richly textured color camerawork.~Hal Erickson
One of my favorite films from my youth. Pfeiffer and Gibson steam up the screen in this action crime drama while Russell and Raul Julia play great supporting roles. It is a story of best friends who are on opposite sides of the law and involved with the same women. We follow the police investigation trying to take down a Mexican drug lord while we get involved in the relationship between Pfeiffer, Gibson and Russell.
Blu-ray disc, packaging, picture and sound quality good. Presented in 177:1 aspect ratio.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great summer escape, especially in winter.
This movie is upbeat and underscores the importance of friendship, loyalty and love. The plot includes drugs, fine dining, surfing, lovemaking, good parenting, and ACTION! The confluence of all these makes for entertainment.