Mac McKussic may have quit the business of drug dealing. But – inside and outside the law – the business won't quit him. Mel Gibson (as Mac), Michele Pfeifer, Kurt Russell and Raul Julia star In this high-gloss, high-stakes thriller from Chinatown Academy Award® winner Robert Towne. Russel 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 restauranteur torn between feelings for Nick and Mac. All four bask in Conrad Hall's glowing, award-winning cinematography. The volatile elements of Tequila Sunrise make an excitingly watchable mix.

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Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R

Action/Romance/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 55m · 12/2/1998

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A business on the line. A friendship on the edge. A woman caught in the middle.

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Mac McKussic may have quit the business of drug dealing. But – inside and outside the law – the business won't quit him. Mel Gibson (as Mac), Michele Pfeifer, Kurt Russell and Raul Julia star In this high-gloss, high-stakes thriller from Chinatown Academy Award® winner Robert Towne. Russel 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 restauranteur torn between feelings for Nick and Mac. All four bask in Conrad Hall's glowing, award-winning cinematography. The volatile elements of Tequila Sunrise make an excitingly watchable mix.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, Spanish

Country

United States

Production Companies

Cinema City Films, The Mount Company, Warner Bros.

Budget

$23,000,000

Revenue

$41,292,551
Cast
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Del Zamora

Columbian Cocaine Cowboy (uncredited)
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Michelle Pfeiffer

Jo Ann Vallenari
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Kurt Russell

Det. Lt. Nicholas 'Nick' Frescia
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Raul Julia

Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante
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J.T. Walsh

DEA Agent Hal Maguire
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Gabriel Damon

Cody McKussic
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Arliss Howard

Gregg Lindroff
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Arye Gross

Andy Leonard
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Daniel Zacapa

Arturo, Bartender at Vallenari's (as Garret Pearson)
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Mel Gibson

Dale 'Mac' McKussic
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Eric Thiele

Vittorio Vallenari
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Dawn Martel

Sin Sister #1
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Lala Sloatman

Sin Sister #2 (as Lala)
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Budd Boetticher

Judge Nizetitch
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Daisy Alexandra Sylbert-Torres

Child in Phone Booth (uncredited)
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Scott Whyte

Boy #3 at Party (uncredited)
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Tom Nolan

Leland
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Ann Magnuson

Shaleen McKussic
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Kenny Moore

Woody, Harbor Patrol Officer (as Kenneth C. Moore)
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Jason Randal

Magician
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Jim Bentley

Cop
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Eric Waterhouse

Steve
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Geno Silva

Mexican Cop
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Daniel Ades

Pepe (as Daniel Addes)
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Efrain Figueroa

Carlos' Man #1
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Tomas Goros

Carlos' Man #2
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Austin Hawk

Lifeguard #1
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Scott Harms

Lifeguard #2
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Bob Swain

Ralph Spudder
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Sarah Davis

Girl in Restaurant
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David Rees

Man at Party
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Oscar Abadia

Himself (as Oscar Abadia KLVE)
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Jim Ladd

Himself (as Jimm Ladd KMPC)
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Tom Schnabel

Himself (as Tom Schnabel KCRW)
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Troy Flynn

Lifeguard (uncredited)
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Helen Kelly

Woman in the Restaurant (uncredited)
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Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Woman in Phone Booth (uncredited)
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Ely Pouget

Barbara (uncredited)
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John D. Steele

Man at Party
Crew
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Robert Towne

Director
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Robert Towne

Writer
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Thom Mount

Producer
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Conrad L. Hall

Cinematograpy
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Dave Grusin

Music
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Tequila Sunrise

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/29/1997

Disc Title Front Cover

Tequila Sunrise

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

1/7/2014

Disc Title Front Cover

Tequila Sunrise

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/29/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

Tequila Sunrise

(DVD)

5/2/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Tequila Sunrise

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/9/2010

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