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Revenge (1990)

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A retired US Navy pilot comes to Mexico, where he falls in love with the wife of a powerful businessman. The consequences will be cruel and unforeseen.

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Tony Scott

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Jim Harrison (novel), Jim Harrison (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Cochran
Anthony Quinn ... Tibey
Madeleine Stowe ... Miryea
Tomas Milian ... Cesar
Joaquín Martínez ... Mauro
James Gammon ... Texan
Jesse Corti ... Madero
Sally Kirkland ... Rock Star
Luis de Icaza Luis de Icaza ... Ramon
Gerardo Zepeda ... Elefante
Miguel Ferrer ... Amador
John Leguizamo ... Ignacio
Joe Santos ... Ibarra
Christofer de Oni Christofer de Oni ... Diaz
Daniel Rojo Daniel Rojo ... Vaquero
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Storyline

Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he once flew to Alaska for a hunting trip. Arriving at the Mendez mansion in Mexico, he is immediately surprised by the beauty and youth of Mendez' wife Miryea. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, but Cochran is aware that Mendez is a powerful, vindictive, and very possessive man who does not tolerate betrayal. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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There's only one passion more uncontrollable than love. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revenge See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,086,672, 19 February 1990

Gross USA:

$15,645,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,645,616
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut) | (cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although Walter Hill had wanted to direct Revenge (1990), with Jeff Bridges starring but Bridges wasn't interested - during the mid-1980's - the pair did make Wild Bill (1995) together. In fact this film has been compared by Adrian Turner from Radio Times to Wyatt Earp (1994), which also starred Kevin Costner in the following extract: "American audiences found the film easy to resist, but it oozes period atmosphere and stands with Kevin Costner's revisionist Wyatt Earp as an epic of disillusionment". See more »

Goofs

In the beginning scenes of Jay flying his last mission, his backseat officer, who is also his good friend, continually refers to him as "sir." In the real Navy, fighter crews of roughly equal rank are a close-knit group, and would rarely use the formal word "sir." Instead, they would use first names or nicknames. This is especially true when the two aviators are close pals, as Jay and his backseater are. See more »

Quotes

Michael J. 'Jay' Cochran: I killed a man who I hated today.
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Alternate Versions

The version included on the 2007 DVD and Blu-Ray releases is director Tony Scott's shorter cut, running 104 minutes. The original 124-minute version is producer Ray Stark's cut. See more »


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Are You Ready
Written and Performed by Joanna St. Claire
Produced by Joanna St. Claire
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Better than many think
13 March 2005 | by ereinionSee all my reviews

This is a movie that I always enjoy watching, no matter how many times I've seen it previously. Kevin Costner stars in what is one of his better roles as the veteran pilot J. Cochran who retires from his job in the navy and goes to Mexico to visit his old friend Tiburon "Tibey" Mendez, played excellently by Anthony Quinn in what is one of his last powerful performances. Madeleine Stowe plays Mendez' much younger wife who catches Cochran's eye from the first moment. A passionate love affair ensues, but with tragic consequences.

The theme of love, forbidden love, vs friendship/loyalty is worked out here in a striking way and it makes this a powerful and highly emotional film. Here we see the effect a betrayal can have on a man like Tiburon Mendez. Once the bridge is burned, there is no way back to his grace. Despite the fact that Cochran saved his life, he shows no mercy for him. When you break that old Mexican code, nothing else matters.

This film has a great photography with some visually stunning scenes, specially sunsets and sunrises and Costner and Stowe never looked better. That, together with the even performances and the suspenseful twists makes this a very enjoyable and for most a recommendable movie.7/10


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