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Dead Heat (1988)

 -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  6 May 1988 (USA)
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Mr. Thule
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Lieutenant Herzog
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Captain Mayberry
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Butcher
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Mrs. Von Heisenberg
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Storyline

Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops that are chasing crooks that are dead serious about crime. Or should I say they are chasing dead crooks perpetrating serious crimes? Seems some nutcase has learned how to bring back the dead and is sending them on crime sprees. Now these indestructable goons are in the way of officers Mortis and Bigelow. To even things up, when Mortis is killed (in the line of duty, of course) he gets a jump start from the Resurrection machine and takes the fight to the zombie bad guys. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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These cops are on the biggest murder case of their lives... their own. See more »


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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$3,588,626 (USA)
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Trivia

The lead character is Roger Mortis. Mortis is the Latin word for "death". See more »

Goofs

When Bigelow throws the zombie chicken into the grinder in the Chinese restaurant, it is clearly visible that he misses. In the very next shot the chicken is in the grinder. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Thule: Life and death are both expressions of the same eternal spirit.
Det. Doug Bigelow: You oughta write fortune cookies, pal.
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Connections

Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Dead Heat
Written by John Huckert (as John W. Huckert Jr.), Patrick Read Johnson & Phil Settle (as Philip J. Settle)
Performed by Phil Settle
Copyright © 1987 by: Sarah Beth Songs BMI
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Better than you would think.
7 August 2004 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie back in 1988 when it came out, and recently we bought the DVD on a whim. Neither Chandra or I remembered much about it, but we both enjoyed it more than we expected. The FX hold up well, even 16 years later, and it's just an enjoyable film.

There are some gross bits (which makes it better!), but there were some good scenes deleted

  • make sure you check the DVD for the extra scenes, The "death day dream"


really ties in some of the disjointed bits in the movie.

True, some of the film is very dated 80's, but it still makes me grin. Take a chance and you might enjoy it too.


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