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Heat (1986)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  13 March 1987 (USA)
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Las Vegas is the backdrop for all the torrid action of heat, as Burt Reynolds plays the soft-hearted bodyguard who's out to protect his friends.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Baby (as Joe Mascolo)
Alfie Wise ...
Joanne Jackson ...
Joe Klecko ...
Tiel (as Pete Koch)
Joseph Bernard ...
Pit Boss
Barry Polkowitz ...
Hot Shot Dealer


Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy. Written by Ron Plumley <Ron@PeachNet.EDU>

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13 March 1987 (USA)  »

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$34,493,095 (USA)

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Good Gambling Movie
25 September 1998 | by (Anchorage, Alaska) – See all my reviews

I used to be a 21 dealer in Nevada and "Heat" is one of the best films about the gambling mentality. Very realistic. Karen Young's performance was great. Reynolds in one of his better roles and Peter MacNichol offers indications of things to come. I rate it a 7.

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