Tango & Cash

Continuity mistake: When Tango and Cash are playing the "good cop, bad cop" routine with Requin, the tape on Requin's mouth is almost off, but in the next shot the tape is OK.

Continuity mistake: When Tango and Cash escape from prison, they slide down an electric cable. When Stallone is running to the wire, he has nothing in his mouth. In the next scene, when he jumps to the cable, he has a belt or rope in his mouth.

Continuity mistake: When Stallone catches Tango with his sister, he sees a stranger (the Chief) in the screen door in the background. He jumps forward into the door taking it with him, along with the stranger. The shot then shows the door get pretty smashed up, falling apart as they both hit the floor heavily. The next shot sees Stallone picking up a perfectly intact door off a crushed Chief.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of movie, when Cash and Tango's sister are on the couch, she is facing one way. In the next shot, she's facing the opposite way.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie when they are in their big 4x4 destroying the camp, they jump off a small cliff. It is a night scene so they have their headlights on. They cut outside the truck as it jumps and both headlights work. They go back inside, then outside as it does a hard landing. You can clearly see one light is now out from the impact. They go to another inside shot, then outside after it lands. Both lights now work.

Continuity mistake: When we first see Jack Palance, his arm is resting on the very darkly tinted glass of an open car window. In the next shot the window is closed and all the glass is cloudy so that you can't see through it and it is much lighter. (00:06:00)

Bill McIntyre

Continuity mistake: Tango is in the FBI agent's house and the guy pulls the handle of his car to get away and his car blows up. Tango flies through the air without his necklace. In the next scene, he has it on again. The guy in the air is clearly a stuntman.

Continuity mistake: When Teri Hatcher gets stopped by the cops, soon after her helmet gets taken off she blows a load of smoke in the guy's face. We cut to a shot from another angle, and this cloud of smoke has completely vanished.

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Continuity mistake: The scene is at Tango's house where he reaches into the refrigerator and pulls out a plate of spaghetti. He drops it on the floor, the shot pulls away, then you see the plate again, only this time it has a fork.

Continuity mistake: Tango is searching a building and pulls out a 2 inch barrel little 38 revolver, but when all the cops arrive he only puts down his 45 automatic. (00:19:00 - 00:23:00)

Bill McIntyre

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Continuity mistake: In one scene, Tango sees a man looking in through the screen door, he jumps the man and rips open the screen. In the next scene, the screen is back to normal and covering the man's face. (01:11:02)

Continuity mistake: Stallone confronts the guy pulling spaghetti out of his fridge, causing him to drop it. When he is pulling the plate out of the fridge, there is no fork. When Stallone looks down, there is a fork on the plate.

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Continuity mistake: Tango and Cash play good cop, bad cop with the bad guy on the roof of the building by taping a grenade to his mouth and intimidate him by threatening to pull the pin. They get the information that they need out of him. Cash says "We scared him so bad, he is standing in a puddle and it's not raining". They then take the grenade, pull the pin and stuff it down his trousers. The next shot is the grenade coming out his trouser leg onto the ground where there is no puddle to be found.

Continuity mistake: During the brawl in the prison boiler room, Tango hits one of the cons with the hatch of one of the boilers. Tango holds onto the boiler in one shot but not in the next.

Continuity mistake: When you see Conan on the surveillance screen inside the prison, screaming, "Bring them to me!" his hands are at pretty much shoulder level on the bars. But, in the very next shot of him, his hands are much lower on the bars, not even in the shot.

Continuity mistake: When Tango & Cash are standing on top of the building, getting ready to run and slide down the wire, the type of t-shirt Cash is wearing keeps changing. It switches between a sleeveless shirt (when shown from the front) and short sleeves shirt (when shown from the back).


Continuity mistake: The stripper blows smoke in a guy's face out in the alleyway. When the shot switches to the guy, the smoke has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: Cash spins out the truck of the bad guy and it stops all forward momentum, but in the next shot it is racing at full speed. The truck then takes out many overhead fluorescent lights. Why has no other vehicle ever hit those lights? Then the truck partially knocks down 7 lights in a row, leaving them hanging vertically. They were damaged enough to knock them off the ceiling - but they are all undamaged enough to still be operating: keep in mind that these are fragile fluorescent lights. But no damage is done to the floodlights on the roof of the truck. (00:08:00)

Bill McIntyre

Other mistake: When Stallone stops the bad guys in the semi full of cocaine, they fly through a windshield that is apparently made of plate glass, and not the safety glass found on almost every other vehicle windshield on earth.

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Question: At the start, why does Tango empty his gun (of unused cartridges) and reload with different bullets before shooting the tanker? Unless I missed something, it's never explained.

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Answer: He was doing a combat reload, where you eject all the rounds, spent or not and fill the revolver with new ones. It guarantees six shots, rather than relying on "indexing" where you count every round fired.


Answer: It's not specified, but I would suspect that he changed from a .38 Special to a .357 round or something. You can shoot a .38 Special out of a .357 Magnum gun and maybe for the movie they wanted to add a shot of him doing a reload to a higher power cartridge for the effect. Why anyone with a .357 Magnum gun would routinely carry a .38 Special round is beyond me.

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