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Red Heat (1988)

R  |   |  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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Lt. Charlie Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
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Richard Bright ...
Det. Sgt. Gallagher
J.W. Smith ...
Salim
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Hooker
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Night Clerk
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Pat Nunn (as Michael Hagerty)
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Streak
Gloria Delaney ...
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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

Taglines:

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:

17 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dimitri  »

Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$34,994,648 (USA)
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Trivia

The name and signature above Ivan Danko in the hotel guest book are of Jim Morrison, lead singer for The Doors. See more »

Goofs

When the bus driven by Arnold Schwarzenegger crashes through the fountain, its left headlight is smashed. However, several later shots of the bus show both headlights are still functioning. See more »

Quotes

Commander Lou Donnelly CPD: Your gun Danko, now! Don't fuck with me!
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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 Extreme Prejudice (1987) See more »

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STRANGER ON THE SHORE
Written by Acker Bilk & Robert Mellin
Produced by Michael Welsh
Courtesy of EMI Music Publishing. LTD.
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Bloody awful movie.
24 April 2011 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Arnold Schwarzenegger movies should generally be taken with a grain of salt; switch your mind off, sit back and enjoy the ride (or cheese, take your pick). But, truth be told they are usually not that bad - very few will ever be regarded as some of the greatest movies ever made but they are generally enjoyable to watch (Commando, Total Recall, True Lies, etc.). This cask of crap is something else. I trust that James Belushi is ashamed of himself for his performance in this movie. He was ridiculous. Every time he appeared on screen I hoped a bad guy would pop up and shoot him. His performance is so bad I was convinced he was trying to make a statement to the director about the fact he was to be killed off during the film, but it didn't happen. Sometimes life disappoints, just like this awful movie. It's not even laughably bad, it's just bad.


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