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Red Heat (1985)

 -  Thriller  -  28 May 1985 (USA)
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An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with ... See full summary »

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Christine Carlson
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Sofia
Sue Kiel ...
Hedda
William Ostrander ...
Mike
Elisabeth Volkmann ...
Einbeck
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Ernst
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Werner
Barbara Spitz ...
Meg
Kati Marothy ...
Barbara
Dagmar Schwarz ...
Lillian
Sissy Weiner ...
Uta
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Kurt
Sonja Martin ...
Evelyn
Evelyn Engleder ...
Eva
John Brett ...
Roger
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An American woman visiting her fiancée in West Germany is caught up with a defecting spy and captured by those in the East. After brutal interrogation she is placed in a prison along with sadistic guards and in-mates. As she tries to survive in a world of deprivation and rape, her fiancée fights his own bureaucracy in an attempt to find her. Written by David Carroll <davidc@atom.ansto.gov.au>

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Chaleur rouge  »

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'Linda Blair' broke her leg while filming. She had to complete the film, including chase scenes in the sewers of Vienna, wearing a cast. See more »

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The GDR used white license plates, not black ones. See more »

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Sofia: That's not shaving lotion. It smells like shit! And I don't like that smell. It offends me.
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"I killed my stepfather when he ate my pet snake"!
28 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Linda Blair is behind bars again! This time in ultra-communistic, ultra-fascist East Germany (if you thought the Cold War had died down in the mid-80s, films like this and "Rambo II" make you re-think your position). She gives an earnest performance in this (plus she has one terrific topless scene), and Sylvia Kristel makes a convincing "top bi*ch". The film has moments of artistry (Blair's voice-over reading of her letter, which stops when the warden throws it away), and the feeling of grim hopelessness inside the prison is well-portrayed. But there are some pretty boring parts too, mostly in the first and last 20 minutes. The long-awaited fight between Blair and Kristel is also a disappointment, because it takes place in near-complete darkness and the director keeps interrupting it with less interesting action footage. Footnote: avoid the Region 2 DVD version, it is cut in several places. ** out of 4.


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