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.

- Your bags?

- They're in the jeep.


No, no, no.

I'm taking a place at the beach,

thank you.

We have prepared

a room for you here.

I like it at the beach.

Who are you?

Roberto, gracias.

I am Cesar.

Mr. Cochran.

Senor Mendez requires punctuality.

Then you'd better be on time

or he'll fire your ass.

But me, I'm a guest.

Is Mr. Mendez at home?

He's on the tennis court.

Perhaps you can show me

where I can dress...

...and we'll both be

out of hot water.

Kind of a dog-sh*t shot.

Who are we gonna beat

playing like that?

Cochran. You see what I'm

reduced to? Come on, hey.

Imagine what this has done

to my timing.

Don't. Just don't.

- What?

- Don't sandbag me. All right?

Now me, I'm playing

with a new racket.

All right? So I'll play you even.

- I want the first point each game.

- No.

Come on, I'm old enough

to be your father.

I ain't giving you sh*t. I said

I'd play you even, I play you even.

Damn it, it's good to see you.

I wait around

like a stupid schooI boy.

- Where've you been?

- I stopped off at the cabin.

I wanted to work Rocky a little bit.

Make sure the locals hadn't

carted the place away.

I missed you. I worried about you.

You should humor me.

I do.

What does that mean?

It means I haven't forgotten

whose court I'm on.

And don't forget it.

All right,

we're gonna warm up, huh?

No, no warm up.

- Let's just play.

- How many games you spotting me?

As many as you want.

Goddamn it.

I'll never be a player.

- Oh, sh*t, man, you're a player.

- Oh, how can you say that?

- Because you never concede a point.

- Oh, you've said a lot, my friend.

That's all anyone

needs to know about me.

I never concede a point.

I learned this from my wife.

The caviar. Not the manners.

I brought you something.

- For me?

- For you.


Oh, it's beautifuI.

I love it.

I want my wife to see it.

Oh, she has been told

already, senor.

Does she know we're eating?

Tell her we're waiting.

She's a wonderfuI girI.

Sometimes I think

I should have married the mother.

Much more sensible.

I suppose I owe you, huh?

No, no, no.

Now we're even.

- What do you mean?

- The guns. We're even.

- You liked the guns?

- Very much.

This is a good start for us.

Sometime this year

we'll take those guns to Italy...

...and have them fitted properly.

Oh, sh*t. All right.

- Son of a b*tch.

- Jesus Christ, Tibey.

It's just a jacket.

I know.

You Americans are so forgiving.

But an animaI without discipline....

You know, maybe it's better

you're not staying here.

This damned election

has everything upside down.

- You sure?

- Yeah, but we'll find time for fun.

You know, I was thinking about

a hunting trip in the morning.

- What?

- What do you think?

Sh*t, man.

That's why I came down here.

You know, having you here

is like a breath of fresh air.

Yeah, well, it's good for me too.

Goddamn it.

Oh, I love this dog.

Wait untiI you see mine tomorrow.

Well, then, tomorrow.

Why didn't you join us

for lunch today?

I was on the phone,

with my sister.

It was very rude.

I was embarrassed.

I thought that you wanted

to be alone.

Miryea, this is not business.

Cochran is a friend of mine.

He says no to me and I-

I respect that.


...he saved my life once

on a hunting trip.

I owe him.

I'm sorry if I was rude.

What's the matter?

You know what's the matter.

We've been through this

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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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