Tango and Cash was a
buddy-cop action flick released in 1989. It
starred Sylvester Stallone as Lt. Ray Tango, Kurt Russell
as Lt. Gabe
Cash, Teri Hatcher as Kiki Tango, and Jack Palance as
antagonist Yves Perret. The movie received mostly
negative reviews, however the team up of Stallone and
Russell proved to be a success at the box office, and
the movie made a great deal more money as a VHS rental.
In the movie, Beverly Hills detective Ray
Tango and Los Angeles detective Gabe Cash are framed for
the murder of an FBI agent by drug lord Yves Perret, and
the two end up in prison together. The two run
into trouble in prison, as Perret's inside connections
begin making life miserable for them, even torturing
them, until the assistant warden takes pity on them and
helps them escape.
Once back on the
outside, although fugitives, they still have friends
with connections, and the duo goes about the business of
clearing their name. In the end, they kill all the
bad guys, including Perret, save the girl, clear their
names, and live happily ever after.