It’s so bad it’s good, 3.5 readers.
My corona movie marathon continues, focusing a lot on the 1980s as of late, and boy is this movie bad yet delicious, like an exquisite stinky cheese, you know it’s not good for you at all. It’ll taste good going down, but it’ll leave your breath smelly later.
Ray Tango (Sylvester Stallone) and Gabe Cash (Kurt Russell) are rivals on the LAPD, constantly vying for the position of Tinsel Town’s most popular police officer. Cash is brash and carefree while Tango is slick, sophisticated, cool and rich. Cash throws on whatever was left in his hamper, while Tango dresses sharp, like an investment banker.
The super thin plot? Perennial movie villain Jack Palance is tired of these two coppers shutting down his various evil interests. He fears that outright killing the duo will put a police target on his back, so his next best idea is to frame them for a crime they didn’t commit, tarnishing them in the eyes of the city and leaving no one giving a crap what happens to them.
From there it’s a mad cap romp, from T and C breaking out of the joint to taking on Palance’s goons with the help of a high tech battle vehicle.
It’s obnoxious. It’s silly. There’s really no point to it. The lines are epic level cheesy. It is kind of interesting that Sly was able to convincingly act in a role of a character who was intelligent but otherwise, this movie is not your vegetables. It is your big, sugary bowl of ice cream. It’ll be great going down. You’ll be sick in the morning.
Points to the movie that it is self aware. Stallone makes fun of himself, makes fun of his Rambo character, etc.
STATUS: Shelfworthy. Bonus points because I forgot Teri Hatcher was in this movie. She didn’t really hit it big until Lois and Clark and not gonna lie, she was high on my 1990s fap list.