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City Heat (1984)

PG  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  7 December 1984 (USA)
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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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Primo Pitt
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Ginny Lee
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Dehl Swift
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$38,300,000 (USA)
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Body Count: 13. See more »

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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 »

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Addy: [she and Speer are sharing a drink from a bottle of illegal booze labeled furniture polish] Wow! This really is furniture polish!
Lt. Speer: Shocking what Prohibition causes some people to drink these days.
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Referenced in At the Movies: Dune/Starman/Mass Appeal/Runaway (1984) See more »

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Get Happy
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
Sung by Irene Cara
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Not Your Pink Panther, Nor Your Day Punk
4 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the only times that Clint Eastwood & Burt Reynolds got together. The casting is with great imagination. It was actually made at a good time for both actors and the support cast is good. So what went wrong? Blake Edwards script for this one is just not as funny as other films he wrote. The situation seems contrived and this was a time when Eastwood was doing actions films. The action is just missing here. While Reynolds could do comedy, it seems that both actors didn't get to do in this movie what sold tickets for their fans.

When the movie ends, it just kind of ends in a stand off and you get the feeling like you needed an ending that just isn't here. It is fun seeing these two actors together in this film, but the script is the missing element. Richard Benjamin, a funny man directed, and I am surprised he didn't do better with it as he knows what good comedy is.

While the movie is fun, it is not funny enough. Blake Edwards saved better material for his Pink Panther movies I guess.


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