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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>

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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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Dimitri  »

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$34,994,648 (USA)
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The name and signature above Ivan Danko in the hotel guest book are of Jim Morrison, lead singer for The Doors. See more »

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In the hotel shoot out scene - just before the cleanheads starts shooting at Arnold. The small charge designed to look like a bullet hit goes off before the actual shot is fired. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Danko: [in Russian] What's this key for?
Viktor Rostavili: [in Russian] Kiss my ass.
Ivan Danko: [to Ridzik, in English] You know what this key open?
Art Ridzik: Looks like a key to a locker to me. Why don't you ask your bud?
Ivan Danko: [hauls Viktor around to face Ridzik] You try.
Art Ridzik: Where-is-the-lock-er-that-this-key-opens?
Viktor Rostavili: [mutters something in Russian]
Art Ridzik: What did he say?
Ivan Danko: He say, "Go and kiss your mother's behind."
[Gallagher laughs. Ridzik stares at Viktor for a moment, then lunges at him]
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In the opening credits certain letters are reversed so as to imitate Russian Cyrillic script. In particular, "Rs" and "Ns" are reversed. See more »

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References The Gumby Show (1956) See more »

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CANTATA FOR THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION
Op.74: "The Philosophers"
Written by Sergei Prokofiev
Arranged and Conducted by James Horner
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Good For What It Is
22 January 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

RED HEAT is yet another of those buddy movies from the 1980s . Cops set up a sting , the bad guy kills a cop during an escape , turns out that the dead cop is the hero's best buddy and he's going to stop at nothing to get the bad guy with all this happening in the first 15 minutes of the movie . If all this sounds similar to 48 HOURS that's possibly because it was directed and co written by Walter Hill who also directed and co wrote the aforementioned movie . It might not be original in structure but it's certainly entertaining due in no small part of the two protagonists - Serious communist cop from the Ukraine , wise cracking Chicago cop - playing off each other in a story that could have so often become predictable and boring due to its familiar plot . It's hardly groundbreaking in concept but when a film made in 1988 starts hinting that gangsters from the Soviet Union will be taking charge of much of the black market in drugs , this alone gives it an edge missing in so many of its contemporaries


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