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Red Heat (1988)

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>

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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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Dimitri  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,133,822 (USA) (19 June 1988)

Gross:

$34,994,648 (USA)
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Trivia

Scene was filmed but deleted in which Danko has to prove himself as a strong man to the Cleanheads in prison scene in order to talk with their boss. After lifting some weights, Danko also fights with one of the Cleanheads gang members. Some photos and still-shots show this deleted scene. 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

Ivan Danko: I do not understand this sport.
Art Ridzik: You're not supposed to, it's completely American.
Ivan Danko: We play baseball now in Soviet Union.
Art Ridzik: Are you kidding me? This is our national pastime!
[pause]
Art Ridzik: Ah, it'd be a hell of a world series though, wouldn't it?
Ivan Danko: We will win.
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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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Referenced in The Delivery Man: Truth (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

DISKO YUK
Keprohi Music (BMI)
Written and Performed by Michael Welsh
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User Reviews

Solid action movie
21 February 2003 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Walter Hill knows how to direct action movies, and he does'nt let up with this solid thriller. Arnie and Jim Belushi take on a Russian drug dealer(Ed O'Ross) who is now working with some "gangtas" in Chicago. The shootout's are good and the ending bus chase is cool and theres some good dialogue. The only problem is Arnie's character is too much like the Terminator and there are no one-liners like in his other films. But besides that, this is a solid action movie and I recommend it highly. 4/5


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