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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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Pat Nunn (as Michael Hagerty)
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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  »

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$34,994,648 (USA)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During filming the producers tried to have the city move the sculpture by Alexander Calder on Dearborn Ave. over a few feet in order to accommodate a bus chase. Due to the immensity of the sculpture and the fact that it is made of solid steel, the city declined and the scene was cut. See more »

Goofs

When Danko and his partner discuss the drug problem, the translation says they are referring to Miami while they were actually referring to Harlem. See more »

Quotes

Viktor Rostavili: The people have many needs. One is law and order. Other? Entertainment.
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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 »

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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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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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