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* InTheBack: Subverted when it seems like Dale might do this to Mac, but doesn't. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end, however, when Nick shoots Maguire in the back to keep him from killing Mac]].

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* InTheBack: Subverted when it seems like Dale Nick might do this to Mac, but doesn't. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end, however, when Nick shoots Maguire in the back to keep him from killing Mac]].

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-->[[spoiler: '''Carlos:''']] I got tired just watching.

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-->[[spoiler: '''Carlos:''']] I got tired starved just watching.



* InTheBack: Subverted when it seems like Dale might do this to Mac, but doesn't. [[spoiler: Played straight at the end, however, when Nick shoots Maguire in the back to keep him from killing Mac]].



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: At the time, Towne was going through legal issues with ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', the planned sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', and it ended up severing his friendship with Jack Nicholson (they have apparently since reconciled). Greg ("Who says friendship lasts forever?") and [[spoiler: Carlos]] ("Friendship is all we have; '''''we chose each other!''''' How could you fuck it up? How could you make us look so bad?") each have a speech about friendship that reflects Towne's feelings of betrayal.


->'''Dale "Mac" [=McKussic=]'''

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->'''Dale -->--'''Dale "Mac" [=McKussic=]'''


-->'''Joanna:''' I went to return Mr. [=McKussic=]'s money-

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-->'''Joanna:''' -->'''Jo Ann:''' I went to return Mr. [=McKussic=]'s money-

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* HypocriticalHumor:
-->'''Maguire:''' Look, I just want to lay my cards on the table. Whatever questions you have about our...operation, go ahead, ask me. Shoot.
-->'''Nick:''' Okay. Who's your snitch?
-->'''Maguire:''' I can't tell you that.
** There's also this exchange between Jo Ann and Arturo (the bartender):
-->'''Jo Ann:''' You're never going to believe what just happened.
-->'''Arturo:''' If it's bad news, Joanna, I generally believe it.
-->'''Joanna:''' I went to return Mr. [=McKussic=]'s money-
-->'''Arturo:''' You gave back my tip. I don't believe it.


-->'''Nick:''' Let me understand this; you're willing to shoot me over drug money?

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-->'''Nick:''' Let me understand this; I want to get this straight; you're willing to shoot me over drug money?

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* LetMeGetThisStraight: During their MexicanStandoff:
-->'''Nick:''' Let me understand this; you're willing to shoot me over drug money?
-->'''Mac:''' Well, it's an awful lot of money.


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* ShipperOnDeck: Cody is like this for his father and Jo Ann.


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: At the time, Towne was going through legal issues with ''TheTwoJakes'', the planned sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', and it ended up severing his friendship with Jack Nicholson (they have apparently since reconciled). Greg ("Who says friendship lasts forever?") and [[spoiler: Carlos]] ("Friendship is all we have; '''''we chose each other!''''' How could you fuck it up? How could you make us look so bad?") each have a speech about friendship that reflects Towne's feelings of betrayal.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: At the time, Towne was going through legal issues with ''TheTwoJakes'', ''Film/TheTwoJakes'', the planned sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', and it ended up severing his friendship with Jack Nicholson (they have apparently since reconciled). Greg ("Who says friendship lasts forever?") and [[spoiler: Carlos]] ("Friendship is all we have; '''''we chose each other!''''' How could you fuck it up? How could you make us look so bad?") each have a speech about friendship that reflects Towne's feelings of betrayal.


* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler: Carlos]].



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Though nowadays, Mac might still call Carlos from a payphone to avoid being traced, he wouldn't have to use one all those other times.


''Tequila Sunrise'' is a 1988 romantic crime drama written and directed by Robert Towne and starring Creator/MelGibson, MichellePfeiffer, KurtRussell, J.T. Walsh and RaulJulia.

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''Tequila Sunrise'' is a 1988 romantic crime drama written and directed by Robert Towne Creator/RobertTowne and starring Creator/MelGibson, MichellePfeiffer, KurtRussell, J.T. Walsh Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/KurtRussell, Creator/JTWalsh and RaulJulia.
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: At the time, Towne was going through legal issues with ''TheTwoJakes'', the planned sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', and it ended up severing his friendship with Jack Nicholson (they have apparently since reconciled). Greg ("Who says friendship lasts forever?") and [[spoiler: Carlos]] ("Friendship is all we have; '''''we chose each other!''''' How could you fuck it up? How could you make us look so bad?) each have a speech about friendship that reflects Towne's feelings of betrayal.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: At the time, Towne was going through legal issues with ''TheTwoJakes'', the planned sequel to ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'', and it ended up severing his friendship with Jack Nicholson (they have apparently since reconciled). Greg ("Who says friendship lasts forever?") and [[spoiler: Carlos]] ("Friendship is all we have; '''''we chose each other!''''' How could you fuck it up? How could you make us look so bad?) bad?") each have a speech about friendship that reflects Towne's feelings of betrayal.



-->'''Nick:''' [[spoiler: Escalante *is* Carlos, you piece of shit!]]

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-->'''Nick:''' [[spoiler: Escalante *is* '''is''' Carlos, you piece of shit!]]

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** Also, don't call Jo Ann "slick".


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* MyNameIsNotDurwood: It's Mac, not Dale, as Jo Ann finds out.

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