Three Kinds of Heat (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  June 1987 (USA)
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Three friends persecute a gang of criminals from Harlem to the parties of the High Society of London.



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Credited cast:
Elliot Cromwell
Terry O'Shea
Shakti Chen ...
Major Shan (as Shakti)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeannie Brown ...
Les Clark ...
Parking Attendant
Malcolm Connell ...
Edwin Craig ...
Patrick Durkin ...
Keith Edwards ...
Samantha Fox ...
Paul Gee ...
Eddie Wing
Robert Grange ...
Linda May Harris ...


Three friends persecute a gang of criminals from Harlem to the parties of the High Society of London.

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This was director Leslie Stevens' first theatrical movie in 21 years, and his final movie ever. See more »


Written by Michael Bishop
Performed by Michael Bishop & Wayne Lindsay
Produced by Larry Frankland Lee
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3 May 2007 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

This is one of those action films you see on basic cable on Saturday afternoons. The announcer hypes it, but unless it's raining, no one notices.

Three different cops chase Asian criminals from America to London. That, my friends, is it for plot.

Shakti was the only one worth watching here. A tough Asian cop who isn't just eye candy or talking in fortune cookie phrases. She was one mean force. The other lass just didn't stay in the memory.

Robert Ginty has a lot of films like this on his resume. But this is one he can leave off from now on. He did as good a job as he could have. But the plot was just not cutting it.

And kudos to the late Barry Foster as the Brit chief.

Sucked? No. But it is miss-able.

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