Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Tony Scott
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

Sir, we've been skirting

Mexican airspace for the last 10 minutes.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

- Hey.

- Yeah?

Ever show you my cabin?

From about 10 feet away

every time we're down here.

Two-four-three degrees,

one minute, 900 miles-

Never mind, never mind. I see it.

Spare me. I had a machaco burrito

for breakfast.

Relax. Relax.

It's my last flight, man, relax.

Yours, not mine.

I'd prefer a little altitude, sir.

- Altitude?

- Altitude.

You want some altitude?

- Altitude!



- Doug, what do you want me to say?

- Nothing. Not a goddamn thing.

I was just making it a time

to remember.

I'll remember my last flight

with you. Day I threw up.

You're really sick, you know that?

Let's see the presents.

All right, all right, all right.

All right, all right, guys.

This is from the girls

at the Afterburner.

And they promised me-

Well, there's a picture

of what they promised.


Look at that.

This is from Tiburon Mendez.



He supplied the champagne, a**holes.

They are tennis buddies... if an offer for a friendly game

comes up, hide your wallets.

And this-

This is from all of us.

Because we knew you'd be

too cheap to buy one for yourself.


That's right.


Who would've thought.

I haven't counted

the days up to this moment.

I've liked what I was doing.

But I've been doing the same thing

all these years, over and over.

And now I have

the chance to relax...

...and do some other things

in my life for the first time...

- ...and I'm taking it.

- Yeah!

Well, sh*t.

Now I guess I'm supposed to-

What? Tell everybody

what I think about them?


You're the best.

It's been an honor to serve with you.

And to my surprise... my deep surprise,

it's harder to say goodbye...

...than I thought.

Pricks, one and all.


Here, I got something here for you.

Hey, this is- This is from me.

- Hey, it's pretty big.

- Well....

It's fragile, so be carefuI.

It's what every bachelor

should have.

There's a tag. Read the tag.

- What, a piece of ass?

- A piece of ass.

- A piece of ass?

- A piece of ass.

I'm a f***ing civilian.

I can't get a piece of ass!

Try to remember to turn this off

every time you leave.


- I don't know, man.

Know what?

You flew him to Alaska

on a hunting trip.

Now he'll con you

into flying for him in Mexico.

I can't see you being a lapdog

for some Mexican kingpin.

What kind of crack is that?

I'm going on a vacation, man.

I don't work for anybody.

I'm not gonna work for anybody.

Okay, I'm sorry.

Jesus Christ. You act like

I'm gonna go to work for TWA.

I made a tough decision.

I'm trying to live with it...

- cut me some slack.

- Okay. Can't anybody make a comment?

We sound like

an old married couple.

What old married couple?

What's gotten into you today?

So any idea

of when you're coming back?


Hey, nothing's forever, man.

No, I don't guess it is.

Except maybe friendship.

- Watch your step down there.

- Yeah, try not to wreck my place.

Hey, you know me.

Try not to wreck my place.


I'll be thinking of you.



I'm a little lost.

I was wondering if....

Is everything all right?

Yes, he just threw a shoe.

Well, maybe you can help me.

I'm trying to find the Mendez place.

- Mr. Cochran?

- Yes.

- Mrs...?

- Mendez. Yes.

I must be warm.

You are.

It's the first gate on the left.

Thank you.

Small, yeah? But nice.

Come here, Rock. Come here.

Stay, Rock.

Good afternoon, Mr. Cochran.

You were expected two days ago.

- I'm on vacation. I took my time.

- Hm.

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Jim Harrison

James Harrison (December 11, 1937 – March 26, 2016) was an American writer known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food. He is best known for his 1979 novella "Legends of the Fall". He has been called "a force of nature", and his work has been compared to that of William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Harrison's characters tend to be rural by birth and to have retained some qualities of their agrarian pioneer heritage which explains their sense of rugged intelligence and common sense. They attune themselves to both the natural and the civilized world, surrounded by excesses, but determined to live their lives as well as possible. more…

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