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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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Addy
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Caroline Howley
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Primo Pitt
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Ginny Lee
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Dehl Swift
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Leon Coll
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Lonnie Ash
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Troy Roker
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Dub Slack
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Counterman Louie
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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>

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When a hotshot cop and a wise-guy detective get together... the heat is on! See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kansas City Heat  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Second theatrical feature film for Robert Davi whose work had mostly been in television except for Gangster Wars (1981). Original director Blake Edwards hired Davi to play the main villain after seeing him in The Gangster Chronicles (1981). But after Edwards left the project, Davi's role was reduced considerably. See more »

Goofs

This first time Murphy (Burt Reynolds) visits his apartment, he switches on his 1930s era radio, which instantly begins playing music, as a modern one would. This is incorrect - a radio of that era contained vacuum tubes, and it would have taken the radio several minutes to "warm up" before any music could be heard. See more »

Quotes

Mike Murphy: [to Speer as he and Speer are trying to get information from a hoodlum] *After* we get the information, *then* you can kill him.
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Connections

References The Public Enemy (1931) See more »

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Let's Do It
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Rudy Vallee
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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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