saw the trailer for kurt russell's newest film and it got me thinking. for the longest time after he first became known as a child actor in bad disney films, he was basically out of the public eye, doing a few tv movies or low budget pictures. Escape From New York was a pretty big career jump for him, but was kind of a cult film, and he still seemed as if he was on the 'b' list of movie actors. but then his career took off and he got lots of good, if not great, roles in some pretty big budget pictures, and has been in major roles in big budget pictures ever since. what was the first movie that propelled this career surge into 'a' list leading man? i'm thinking that one he was in with ray liotta and madeline stowe(name escapes me) or perhaps Tequila Sunrise with mel gibson.