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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>

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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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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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Trivia

Original director of this movie and its story and co-screenwriter, Blake Edwards, is credited for this movie's writing under the pseudonym of Sam O.Brown, something he apparently requested after leaving the film during pre-production. This nom de plume's initials are S.O.B., which perhaps suggested Edward's feeling about his involvement on this picture. These initials also form the title of another Edwards film, the earlier comedy, S.O.B. (1981). 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 »

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

Features Horse Feathers (1932) See more »

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Montage Blues
Music by Lennie Niehaus
Pianists: Mike Lang, Pete Jolly and Clint Eastwood
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Burt Reynold and Clint Eastwood, What could go wrong?
30 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

From a Blake Edwards story, it's 1930s Kansas City. Burt Reynolds is private investigator Mike Murphy who'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, he is forced to team up with his ex-partner cop Lieutenant Speer (Clint Eastwood) to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war.

This takes place when both Burt Reynold and Clint Eastwood was hitting a slow patch after being red hot. Clint would recover, but Burt never did.

With the people involved, you would think this could be something incredible. But there is nothing but disappointment. Burt is playing his usual self, smirking thru his fight. Clint has no chemistry with Burt. The style is too stiff and weak. It has none of the grittiness required. It looks completely fake.

Worst of all, it moves at a snails pace, dragging its feet. The dialog is stilted. There is no jokes, at least none that worked. In fact, none of it really worked.


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