Cohen and Tate 1988
Harley Cross plays Travis Knight, a 9 year old Texan boy who witnesses a mob slaying and is being held in protective custody by the FBI in a remote farmhouse with his father Jeff (Cooper Huckabee) and mother Martha (Suzanne Savoy). Mob hitmen Cohen (Roy Scheider) and Tate (Adam Baldwin) are instructed by their bosses to bring him back to Houston to find out just how much he knows, so they stage a raid on the farmhouse - bloodily gunning down his parents and all of the agents guarding them.

The pair put him in the back seat of their sedan for the lengthy night-time return journey. However, they overhear a broadcast on the radio indicating that the boy’s father managed to survive his injuries and has provided information to the police about the two hitmen. Moreover, Travis is proving to be quite a resourceful little hostage: not only does he repeatedly try to escape from their clutches, but he soon picks up on the clear tensions between the seasoned, professional Cohen (who wants to bring the boy, alive, back to Houston) and the twitchy, sociopathic Tate (who wants him dead as he sees him as being too big a risk to keep alive) - and starts to play them off against one another...

Director: Eric Red
Cast: Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross
Country: USA
Genre: Crime, Thriller

BD50 + DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:26:03 | 33.4 Gb + 5.82 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English


Commentary with Writer/Director Eric Red. Red makes for a very interesting commentator, delving into the film's lack of commercial success as well as some of his perhaps unexpected influences (John Ford and The Searchers?). He's obviously thrilled to have the opportunity to present the film to a new generation, and he's especially gracious in his remembrances of the late Roy Scheider.

• 'A Look Back at Cohen & Tate' is a very interesting featurette that offers interviews with Eric Red, who wrote and directed the film, as well as editor Edward Abroms, cinematographer Victor J. Kemper, and co-stars Kenneth McCabe and Harley Cross. (21 min)

• The 'Uncut and Extended Scenes' includes the Farmhouse Shootout and the Oilfield Shootout scenes

Theatrical Trailer

Still Gallery

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