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Dead Heat (1988)

 -  Action | Comedy | Horror  -  6 May 1988 (USA)
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Two cops are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

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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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You can't keep a good cop dead. See more »


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6 May 1988 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$3,588,626 (USA)
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The lead character is Roger Mortis. Mortis is the Latin word for "death". See more »

Goofs

In the first scene where we see our two stars driving in the car, the camera crew is clearly (though quickly) visible in the reflection of multiple store windows and the side of a nearby van. See more »

Quotes

Det. Doug Bigelow: So what color did you get?
Det. Roger Mortis: [looks at lipstick] Uh, mulberry wine.
Det. Doug Bigelow: That's a good choice.
Det. Doug Bigelow: [effeminately] Brings out your eyes.
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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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The greatest zombie cop, buddy movie ever!
11 October 2003 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I'll warn you, this is a very cheesy film. It's full of bad jokes and bad acting, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine. It's hailed, primarily by me, as the single greatest zombie-cop, buddy movie ever made. It is hailed by a fair number of those I have subjected to it as the worst movie they've ever seen. I can admit it, it's not Shakespeare, but if you like cheesy 80's horror and watered down pseudo-Lovecraft or even, *shudder* Joe Piscopo, then I encourage you to give it a try.


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