Robert Towne – 1988
Tequila Sunrise is a sizzling first-rate thriller from the great writer/director Robert Towne. This 1988 film is slick and enjoyable with a top tier cast (Mel Gibson, Kurt Russell and Michelle Pfeiffer) who all deliver the goods.
This might be a stylish Hollywood thriller – but it feels honest (it has some great dialogue). It has the occasional pacing issue – but it’s still first rate stuff.