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Catch the Heat (1987)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  October 1987 (USA)
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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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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
John Hancock ...
Ike
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Brody
Professor Toru Tanaka ...
Dozu
Jessica Schultz ...
Maria
Russell Clark ...
Reggie
Norman Erlich ...
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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Silly schlock, but fairly entertaining.
30 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"Catch the Heat" tells the story of top narcotics cop Checkers Goldberg

  • no kidding, that's really what they call her, played by Tiana


Alexandra. After a bust she and her partner Waldo Tarr (David Dukes) get the name of a major drug supplier, Jason Hannibal (Rod Steiger), who doubles as a talent scout. They travel to Buenos Aires to take Hannibal down as well as any other criminal scum with whom he associates. The movie, incredibly, was written by Oscar winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant, who was married to the Saigon-born Alexandra at the time and wrote the movie basically as a vehicle for her. It has a knowingly tongue in cheek, cheesy quality about it, which may satisfy some B movie lovers, but the truth is that "Catch the Heat" doesn't offer much that people haven't seen in numerous other B action movies. Still, it's not without its moments. Just witness as Checkers, in a fury, decides that opening a door by twisting the door knob isn't nearly as much fun as kicking the door down. The dialogue is often pretty priceless, and one has to believe Silliphant was parodying the genre at times. As a vehicle for Ms. Alexandra, it works well enough; whatever she lacks in acting chops is made up for with her spunk and sex appeal. (She looks cute and sexy wearing various revealing outfits). Dukes's performance is positively goofy, but Steiger ends up wasted in a rather boring villainous part. Still, it's fun to note the number of familiar faces in supporting roles: Brian Thompson, John Hancock, Brian Libby, and Professor Toru Tanaka. None of this is ever particularly exciting, but it manages to be oddly watchable just the same. The location shooting is one asset, and the obligatory pop theme song is good for some chuckles. One would have to be a pretty undemanding and easygoing genre fan to really dig this, especially as its ending isn't all that satisfying. Overall, it's not exactly "good", but not all that bad either. Six out of 10.


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