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City Heat (1984)

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A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

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Storyline

Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy's partner is brutally murdered when he tries to blackmail a mobster with his secret accounting records. When a rival gang boss goes after the missing records, ex-policeman Murphy is forced to team up again with his ex-partner Lieutenant Speer, even though they can't stand each other, to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Take Clint the street-smart cop . . . take Burt the wise-guy private eye . . . and then take cover! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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PG | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kansas City Heat  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,300,000 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Though the setting of Kansas City was clearly indicated in two of this picture's working titles, the film's city setting remained unnamed throughout the final cut of this movie. See more »

Goofs

In the gunfight scene in the street, when Lt. Speer is walking down the street with the pump-action shotgun, the audio is of the action being operated in one fluid motion, while the video shows the action being pulled open, Speer pauses momentarily, and then closes the action, with no sound. See more »

Quotes

Little Red: [Murphy has just crashed through a bordello window on Little Red and her client, who's dressed as Little Red Riding Hood's Wolf in headmask and nightgown] Murphy!
Mike Murphy: Hi, Marie!
Little Red: What do you think you're doin'?
Mike Murphy: I'm about to do to a couple of hoods what you're about to do to the congressman.
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Connections

Referenced in At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) See more »

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City Heat
Music and Lyrics by Irene Cara and Bruce Roberts
Sung by Joe Williams
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Dirty Harry meets Cop and a Half
4 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

I didn't find this movie all that bad. It is merely mediocre. Unfortunately there is nothing in this movie that we haven't seen dozens of times before. Burt is sophomoric and Clint is stereotypical Clint. Good TV movie but not really worth renting unless you have seen everything else.


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