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Catch the Heat (1987)

A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

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Checkers Goldberg
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Waldo Tarr
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Jason Hannibal
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Danny Boy
Jorge Martínez ...
Raul De Villa
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Ike
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Brody
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Dozu
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Maria
Russell Clark ...
Reggie
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Jose Calsado
Cecilia Maresca ...
Juanita
Jacques Arndt ...
Dr. Bleyer
Miguel Habud ...
Ramon (as Miguel Angel Habud)
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A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

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A one-woman strike force heats up the war on drugs.

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Waldo Tarr: Give me a name or I'll give you a vagina!
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Captive In The Heat
Music by Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker
Lyrics by Lorraine Devon Wilke
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Don't waste your time
25 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At some point in the 1980's I guess the Shoot 'em up genre was considered to be guaranteed box-office gold. That fact must have been on the minds of the producers of this horribly made 1987 action movie. Instead of gold what we have here is pure Hollywood hokum. At its best, it is an extremely dated, nonsensical, wholly unappealing movie with the flimsiest of plots. At worst, it's downright racist with the female's lead stereotyping Asian women and their 'in-abilitee to no-talk-ee good EN-grish.' Rod Steiger does nothing to help, sleepwalking through his role as a South American drug smuggler / talent scout (yes,...really). The inane "A-Team" style, rock 'em - sock 'em, kung-fu action interspersed throughout the film does nothing to salvage this sinking ship. Neither does the attempt at a love story between the male lead and his Asian co-star. Even a hot, kung-fu kicking babe can't save this rambling, boring, beast of a movie from the weight of its own lumbering storyline, painful dialogue and grindhouse acting. Don't waste your time.It would be more entertaining to go down to the local Chinese deli and spend the evening watching the clerk clean the meat slicers.


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