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Red Heat (1988)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  17 June 1988 (USA)
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A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

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Storyline

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Georgian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago. Jim Belushi plays his temporary partner on the Chicago police. When the drug dealer escapes, the two police must overcome their differences in order to recapture him. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Moscow's toughest detective. Chicago's craziest cop. There's only one thing worse than making them mad. Making them partners.


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Release Date:

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Also Known As:

Dimitri  »

Box Office

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$34,994,648 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was a box office success, but was far outpaced by Schwarzenegger's other film in 1988, Twins (1988). See more »

Goofs

When talking about his parakeet, Danko asks Ridzig if he has something against people with parakeets. Ridzig says "no my sister has one." Later in the movie Danko asks him if he has any siblings. See more »

Quotes

Commander Lou Donnelly CPD: Since I figure cops are cops the world over, how do you Soviets deal with all the tension and stress?
Ivan Danko: Vodka.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits certain letters are reversed so as to imitate Russian Cyrillic script. In particular, "Rs" and "Ns" are reversed. See more »

Connections

References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

JACKIN' NATIONAL ANTHEM
Produced and Written by Mickey Oliver & Cheese
Mixin' Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Hot Mix & Records
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User Reviews

Red Hot Action. A load of laughs. Arnold & James at their best.
17 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Wow, this is definitely Schwarzenegger's best movie ever. He is one tough Russian Cop. Belushi is Belushi, one bungling whining sniffling Chicago fearless worse cop. Together they are the best. This movie has action, action, and more action. Shooting, car crashes, chases, fist fighting, and more laughs than you can shake your 44 magnum at. These two make such a gr8 team, I can not believe they are not making more history together. I give this one an 11 out of a possible 10. It does not get any better than this. Wait until you see the size of the handgun Schwarzenegger uses. It makes Clint's magnum look like a cap gun. These guys take turns playing the straight guy with their wise cracking comments. Not the typical cop chases bad guy movie. Very original. Rent it, watch it on television, but make sure you see it. Gary Willens / Los Angeles


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