Mac McKussie (Mel Gibson) may have quit the business of drug dealing. But - inside and outside the law - the business won't quit him. Mel Gibson (as Mac), Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell and Raul Julia star in this high-gloss, high-stakes thriller from Robert Towne. Russell is Mac's pal Nick, a cop under pressure to bring Mac down; Julia plays a Mexican lawman with shady intentions; and Pfeiffer is a cool restaurateur torn between her feelings for Nick and Mac.
Surprisingly slow and devoid of action and interest
- Tequila Sunrise review by PB
Given that this is an 80s movie staring Mel Gibson and Kurt Russel about a drug dealer and a cop, I expected this to be somewhere along the lines of Lethal Weapon or Tango and Cash. Not so. This is in fact a movie which is almost completely devoid of action. That wouldn't be a bad thing if the dialogue was snappy and the plot interesting, but Tequila Sunrise is in reality very slow and takes a long time to do anything vaguely captivating.
The cast is excellent of course, especially Michelle Pfeiffer. but as a movie I found this rather dull. The most memorable aspect, in all honesty, was the Dave Grusin score.