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The Roy Faires Collection, no. 37 - Spotlight on Tequila Sunrise (1988)

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  •  Twins (1988) “doubles the fun” 
  •  Roy Faires finds Tequila Sunrise (1988) confusing and convoluted 
  •  Interview with actor Mel Gibson about his character in Tequila Sunrise 
  •  Gibson discusses the theme of friendship in the film 
  •  On working with writer/director Robert Towne 
  •  Faires asks Gibson about how growing up in Australia affected his career in the United States 
  •  Spotlight on and interview with actor Kurt Russell 
  •  Russell discusses how he considers the role of the moviegoer 
  •  Faires asks Russell to evaluate his performance 
  •  The difference between reality and film 
 
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In these three edited segments from 24 Action News broadcasts for Austin’s KVUE-TV, Roy Faires spotlights the film Tequila Sunrise (1988). The first segment features Faires’s review of the film, declaring it convoluted and confusing. He also reviews Twins (1988), which Faires finds an enjoyable comedy. In the other two segments, Faires sits down with the stars of Tequila Sunrise: actors Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell. Gibson discusses the theme of friendship in the movie, and Russell talks about the difference between reality and film. Faires worked as a special project director and entertainment critic/reporter at KVUE-TV, Austin’s ABC affiliate, from 1976-1989.
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