Tequila Sunrise (1988)

[3.5]

Mel Gibson plays a drug dealer trying to come clean. Kurt Russell plays a cop assigned to bring Mel down. Trouble is, they’re kinda friends. And now they’re both sort of in love with the same woman, a restaurant owner played by Michelle Pfeiffer. All three leading actors are beautiful to look at, especially in Conrad Hall’s Oscar-nominated cinematography. But writer/director Robert Towne’s script is full of long, sleepy dialogue scenes and none of the relationships feel genuine. I yawned a lot during this one and had a hard time getting through it. Dave Grusin’s score sucks, too. With Raul Julia and J.T. Walsh.

Oscar Nomination: Best Cinematography (Conrad Hall)

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