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Dead Heat (1988)

Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

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Cast

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Randi James
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Clare Kirkconnell ...
Rebecca Smythers
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Mr. Thule
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Lieutenant Herzog
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Captain Mayberry
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Butcher
Martha Quinn ...
Newscaster
Ben Mittleman ...
Bob
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Smitty
Cate Caplin ...
Saleswoman
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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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You can't keep a good cop dead. See more »


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29 June 1988 (France)  »

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Flic ou zombie  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,667,036 (USA) (8 May 1988)

Gross:

$3,588,626 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lead character is Roger Mortis. Mortis is the Latin word for "death". Roger Mortis also sounds quite a bit like rigor mortis. See more »

Goofs

Roger copies down the number found inside the lampshade at Loudermilk's crypt. This number is 2639362867. He later deduces that this number was used as code to spell out "BODYDOC", Dr. McNab's license plate. While the first 7 numbers could spell that out, what about the last 3 numbers at the end? All 10 together could spell out "BodyDoctor", leading to the deduction of the plate number. See more »

Quotes

Det. Doug Bigelow: [to a dead body] You are under arrest. You have the right to remain disgusting.
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Connections

References Blazing Saddles (1974) 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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