Some of the most interesting films of the 1980s offer a heady mix of a B-movie ethos, a focus on unpleasant people in unpleasant situations, disturbing undercurrents, and haunting imagery. COHEN AND TATE is a noteworthy example of this tendency and a remarkably assured first film for
writer-director Eric Red. COHEN AND TATE begins at a farm in Oklahoma, where nine-year-old Travis Knight (Harley Cross) and his family are hiding under FBI protection after Travis witnesses a mob hit. When Cohen (Roy Scheider) and Tate (Adam Baldwin) show up, the two hit men kill the boy's family
and kidnap the child, planning to take him to their mob bosses in Houston. The film turns ...