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Nostalgic for the '80's
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I just recently watched the '88 thriller/romance "Tequila Sunrise" for the very first time - on Blu-ray. It was just an OK film - I guess I was expecting a little more from a Kurt Russell/Michelle Pfeiffer/Mel Gibson vehicle.

The story of two old friends on opposite sides of the law (one a LE officer, one a drug dealer) who fall for the same woman seemed somewhat cliche. Also, the plot/story really dragged in some scenes.

The late Raul Julia had the best role, as a scene-stealing Mexican police officer.

In fact, the best part of the movie wasn't the story itself, but the CA beach scenery & the great dusk/dawn scenes with the red sky. I always wanted to have a beach house by the water, just like the Mel Gibson character [Wink]

Also, to those who haven't already seen this & want to - the Blu ray has excellent picture quality - not all '80's films on Blu-ray can say the same.

In short, this is a film that had a lot of potential, but fell short. I think if a couple of plot-points had been changed & if the film had better editing, it would have been a much better movie.

Just my .02....

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I would like to rewatch this one, maybe i should start the Gibson marathon soon.
I only remember the steaming hot love scene between Mel and Michelle [Big Grin]
And the soundtrack rocks too, i have the lp.

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Rewatched Tequila Sunrise and i second everything Nostalgic said above. Great review!

So it´s just an ok film and even the love scene had lost it´s steam, especially after i found out that body double was used [Mad]

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