Tango & Cash is a 1989 action film starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell as mismatched LAPD narcotics detectives who reluctantly join forces to catch the individuals behind who set them up to take the fall for the murder of a federal agent.
The following weapons were used in the film Tango & Cash:
Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chief's Special"
The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is the revolver carried by LAPD Detective Ray Tango (Sylvester Stallone). In an homage to Jackie Chan's Police Story, he uses it in the opening sequence when facing down an approaching big rig that is transporting cocaine. He appears to be able to hit the windshield, and make a tight group, from a long distance, despite the poor sights on the gun. Tango also is seen taking the Model 36 from Federal Agent Wyler (Lewis Arquette) during a confrontation. Tango later gives Cash his revolver during the quarry chase.
Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Tango spins the cylinder before shutting it.
Tango aims his 36. It is clearly loaded with blanks since the bullet heads aren't visible in the front of the chambers. This sequence appears to be inspired scene-for-scene from a sequence in Jackie Chan
's Police Story (1985)
Tango continues to fire his S&W 36.
Tango draws his S&W 36 as he senses that someone is behind the wall.
Tango also is seen taking the Model 36 from Federal Agent Wyler (Lewis Arquette
) during a confrontation.
Det. Gabriel Cash (Kurt Russell
) holds the S&W given to him by Tango.
Smith & Wesson Model 60
Tango also is seen pulling what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 60 from an ankle holster later in the film.
Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 15
Several FBI agents who confront Tango and Cash are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 15 revolvers.
Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
The agent on the left holds the revolver.
The revolver on the left.
Tango & Cash are confronted by federal agents, one of them brandishing a S&W Model 15 (on the far right).
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Other FBI agents who confront Tango and Cash are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (Post 1950s Model) - .38 Special. Later incarnations of the Model 10 had a non-tapered heavy barrel, which leads it to be commonly mistaken for a .357 revolver.
Tango & Cash are confronted by federal agents, one of them brandishing a S&W Model 15 (on the far left).
A Ruger GP100 revolver is carried by LAPD Detective Gabriel Cash (Kurt Russell). It's a stainless steel version fitted with an Imatronic LS45 laser sight.
A Ruger GP100, the Stainless Version - .357 Magnum.
Cash brandishing his Ruger GP100 fitted with an Imatronic LS45 laser sight. This might be the first appearance of the LS45 laser sight in media considering that the earliest known examples date to 87'.
Cash testing the laser sight before investigating a lead.
Cash cocks the hammer of his Ruger GP100.
This revolver is used by the Chinese gunman (Philip Tan) when he assaults Cash (Kurt Russell) at his apartment.
Colt Python with 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
The Chinese gunman (Philip Tan
) fires the Colt Python at Cash.
A Beretta 92FS can be seen in the warehouse scene, when Tango & Cash are framed, being carried by one of the agents.
Tango & Cash are confronted by federal agents, one of them brandishing his Beretta 92FS.
The federal agent on the right holds his Beretta 92FS on Tango & Cash.
Tango carries the Detonics ScoreMaster as a backup weapon to his S&W (even if it would make more sense to do the opposite).
Detonics ScoreMaster - .45 ACP
Tango introduces his backup ScoreMaster to Cash.
Tango brandishing the ScoreMaster.
Tango holds the ScoreMaster when confronted by federal agents.
The Browning Hi-Power can be seen being used by Cash (Kurt Russell). An error can be noticed in the roof scene. Cash pulls the slide back to put a round in the chamber, but the slide stays opened. In the following scene, the pistol is pointed at Requin's leg, but now the slide is locked. In the next scene however, the slide is open again.
Browning Hi-Power with "Beer Can" adjustable sights - 9x19mm
Cash taking the Browning Hi-Power. A Remington 870 can be seen in the back.
It is impossible not to notice that the slide is locked open.
A stainless steel Walther PPK/S is Cash's backup gun. When he takes his handgun from his drawer, he mentions the someone must be messing with his gun because the sights are off. In this Walter, the rear sight is dovetailed into the slide and adjustable, but the front sight is fixed. When it is later found at a crime scene, the gun is fitted with a sound suppressor.
Walther PPK/S stainless - .380 ACP
Cash retrieving his Walther from his drawer
Cash notices that the sights are off on his Walther. While the front sight on the Walther is fixed, the rear sight is dovetailed into the slide and is adjustable.
This Taurus PT92-AFS is used by Perret (Jack Palance) to threaten Katherine (Teri Hatcher) in the final scenes.
Taurus PT92AFS (Stainless) with Slimline Black Factory Grips - 9x19mm
Perret with the PT92. Interestingly, this shot shows how camera angles are often used to make it seem like weapons are being held to an actor's head when actually, due to safety reasons, they are not - on the right side of the picture Jack Palance
appears to be holding the gun to Teri Hatcher
's temple, but from the left you can see he's actually holding it in front of her.
LAR Grizzly Win Mag
When Cash is threatened, Tango surprises Requin (Brion James) with a LAR Grizzly Win Mag. The two-tone pistol appears to be the same one seen in the film Turner & Hooch.
Modified Heckler & Koch MP5A4
A heavily modified Heckler & Koch MP5A4 is seen used by both Tango & Cash at the end of the film. The weapon is housed in a custom shell, and is seen fitted with large scope, laser sight and with custom grips.
Heckler & Koch MP5A4 - 9x19mm. The A4 has an additional option on the selector for '3 round burst' thus possessing four fire options - Safe, Semi Auto, 3 round burst and full auto.
Cash fires the modified MP5.
Tango & Cash with the modified MP5's.
The modified weapon on the table.
Note the four position selector switch.
Cash holds the weapon with the laser sight activated.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
A Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with two magazines clamped together can be briefly seen being carried by Tango (Sylvester Stallone) in the video that Perret (Jack Palance) is watching.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 - 9x19mm
Tango is seen with the MP5A2 in Perret's video.
Heckler & Koch MP5A5
Perret's guard carry and fire what appears to be Heckler and Koch MP5A5s
Heckler & Koch MP5A5 - 9x19mm
One of the guards firing an MP5A5.
Two guards with MP5A5s. It's difficult to see, but these weapons have 4-positions selectors, thus making them A5s.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
Heckler & Koch MP5Ks are carried by both Quan (James Hong) and Lopez (Marc Alaimo) as they defend Perret's headquarters.
Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
The Calico M950 pistol is used by Tango (Sylvester Stallone) in the final assault, and is used mainly from inside the vehicle.
Calico M950 pistol with plain barrel and 100 Round magazine - 9x19mm
Tango firing the Calico M950 pistol
Mini Uzis were used by both Tango (Sylvester Stallone) and Cash (Kurt Russell) in the final shootout.
Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
Tango brandishing the Mini Uzi.
Cash fires the Mini Uzi at Perret's men.
A Mini Uzi is seen in the lower left corner.
A Micro Uzi can be briefly seen being carried by Requin (Brion James).
Micro Uzi with 32 rd magazine - 9mm
Requin threatens Cash with the Micro Uzi.
Remington Model 870 shotgun
A Remington 870 folding stock is used by Cash to get the information from audio tech Skinner (Michael Jeter). The shotgun is also used by some of the prison guards when Tango & Cash escape.
Remington 870 Police Folder with extended magazine tube - stock extended - 12 gauge
Cash brandishing the 870 in the audio studio of Skinner. The shotgun has an extended magazine tube.
Cash pumps another round into his 870 to destroy some more of Skinner's equipment.
Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 gauge
Cash grabs a Remington 870 from a gun rack.
One of the prison guards carries the 870
Remington 870 is fired by a prison guard.
Ithaca 37 shotgun
The Ithaca 37 shotgun is seen in the hands of Sheriff's deputies at the beginning of the film.
Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
The Ithaca 37
shotgun is seen in the hands of Sheriff's deputies at the beginning of the film.
MGC Remington Model 31 Replica
At the film's beginning, an LAPD officer appears to hold the MGC replica of the Remington Model 31.
MGC replica of the Remington Model 31 shotgun
12 Gauge Short Barreled shotgun
A sawed-off 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun is used by the Chinese gunman.
World IMFDB Exclusive
: Screen used Zabala Double-Barreled Shotgun from the film Scarface.
The gunman firing the SBS
The M16A1 rifle can be seen both in the video about Det. Tango and used by some of Perret's guards, as well as in the warehouse. M16A1 rifles were also seen in the hands of the prison guards during Tango & Cash's escape attempt.
M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm
An M16A1 can be barely seen in the back, brandished by a guard
An M16A1(A2?) in the video on Perret's video
An M16A1 in the warehouse, along with other guns
Heckler & Koch HK91
When Cash grabs some weapons from the LAPD R&D lab, a Heckler & Koch HK91 is seen in a gun rack.
Heckler & Koch HK91 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
When Cash grabs some weapons from the LAPD R&D lab, a Heckler & Koch HK91
is seen in a gun rack.
When Cash grabs some weapons from the LAPD R&D lab, an FN FAL is seen in a gun rack.
FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
When Cash grabs some weapons from the LAPD R&D lab, an FN FAL is seen in a gun rack.
Fictional Gatling Gun
The vehicle Tango & Cash "borrow" is fitted with a what appears to be a six-barreled Gatling-type weapon. Judging from the bore, the weapon's caliber appears to be 30mm. Though rotary barrel auto cannons appear all over the world in similar calibers (mostly mounted on gunships) this is a purely fantasy weapon.
Tango next to the fictional 30mm "Gatling" gun
M134 Gatling Gun
During the quarry chase, what appears to be a real M134 minigun is used for when the side-mounted machine gun is actually fired.
During firing sequences, we can see the front end of a real M134 Minigun.
M60D machine guns are seen mounted on the hood of Perret's vehicles that chase Tango & Cash in the gravel pit at the end of the film.
Perret's off road vehicles fire on Tango & Cash with hood-mounted M60D's.
Madsen machine gun
A Danish Madsen machine gun without a magazine is seen when Perret enters his gun warehouse.
Portuguese Madsen machine gun - 7.92x57mm
Madsen machine gun without magazine
Front Mounted Machine Guns
The assault vehicle driven by Cash also appears to have front-mounted machine guns.
The assault vehicle driven by Cash also appears to have front-mounted machine guns; the muzzle flare can be seen just above the right-hand headlights.
Cash is seen keeping a concealed firearm in the heel of his right boot. He uses this when confronting the Chinese gunman as well as later in the film.
Cash fires his shooting boot when a hitman tries to kill him at his home.
On the left, Cash fires his boot.
M67 hand grenade
During an interrogation, an M67 hand grenade is seen taped to the mouth of Requin (Brion James). Another grenade is held by Cash during a fight with Requin.
Another grenade is held by Cash during a fight with Requin (Brion James
Several rifles and machine guns are seen on tables in the warehouse owned by Perret.