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
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Many stills and pictures show deleted scene in which Danko is running out of the Garvin hotel after shootout with Cleanheads and after Viktor jumps into the river. Removal of this extended chase scene is reason why there is a strange jump cut in the movie where scene cuts to the aftermath of the shootout with police investigating the hotel without explaining what happened to Viktor and why didn't Danko go after him. See more »
At the beginning of the movie, when Arnold jumps out of the sauna window with one of the Villains you can clearly see a stunt doubler instead of Arnold. See more »
Red Heat is a surprisingly good movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi have good chemistry in this Russian cop/cop buddy film. In this film at least it makes sense for Arnie to have an accent. There is some good lines and the back and forth between these two is pretty funny sometimes. When Jim Belushi plays a cop he puts on this irreverant "I don't like the rules but I get things done" style. It is this style combined with Arnold's "complete objective at all costs" style that makes this film work. The footage that was shot in Red Square is breathtaking, and overall the movie manages to take a basic plot and make it entertaining. On a side note, the holdout gun used by the villian (Ed O'Ross) in the movie is pretty damn cool if you're into that kind of thing. Bottom Line: This is worth getting, or you can rent it every once and awhile if you can only take Arnold for so long.
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