Tequila Sunrise

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Brief Synopsis: "Dale "Mac" McKussic (Mel Gibson) is a former drug dealer trying to go straight. His close friend Nick Frescia (Kurt Russell) is a detective lieutenant who, in spite of their friendship, is duty-bound to bring Mac to justice if he is selling drugs again, as Agent Hal Maguire (J. T. Walsh) of the Drug Enforcement Agency believes to be the case. Mac is attracted to stylish restaurant owner Jo Ann Vallenari (Michelle Pfeiffer). Nick becomes acquainted with Jo Ann while attempting to learn more about Mac's activities, in particular his relationship with the Mexican drug kingpin Carlos (Raúl Juliá). Jo Ann succumbs to Nick's charms and a love affair begins. Nick's friendship with Mac is endangered as Maguire and a top Mexican cop set a trap for Mac and the mysterious Carlos."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1988: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Mel Gibson (Dale "Mac" McKussic)
  • Kurt Russell (Nick Frescia)
  • J.T. Walsh (Agent Hal McGuire)
  • Michelle Pfeiffer (Jo Ann)
  • Raul Julia (Carlos / Comandante Xavier Escalante)
  • Gabriel Damon (Cody McKussic)
  • Arliss Howard (Gregg Lindroff)
  • Arye Gross (Andy Leonard)
  • Daniel Zacapa (Arturo, Bartender at Vallenaris (as Garret Pearson))
  • Eric Thiele (Vittorio Vallenari)
  • Tom Nolan (Leland)
  • Dawn Martel (Sin Sister #1)
  • Lala Sloatman (Sin Sister #2)
  • Budd Boetticher (Judge Nizetitch)
  • Ann Magnuson (Shaleen McKussic)
  • Robert Towne (Director)
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