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Tequila Sunrise (1988)
In a seaside California town, best friends Mac (Mel Gibson) and Nick (Kurt Russell) are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos (Raul Julia). Soon Nick’s loyalties are put to the test when he begins an affair with restaurateur Jo Ann (Michelle Pfeiffer) — a love interest of Mac’s — unwittingly leading his friend into a police-orchestrated trap. Commissioned by Rachel Conard.
Release date: December 2, 1988 (USA)
Director: Robert Towne
Screenplay: Robert Towne
Music composed by: Dave Grusin
Nominations: Academy Award for Best Cinematography, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography