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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
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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 ...
Intern
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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:

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Also Known As:

Dimitri  »

Box Office

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$34,994,648 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The bad guy who Ivan Danko shoots on the steps in Moscow was played by one of Hungary's leading action-movie actors. In an interview, he said that until he met Arnold Schwarzenegger and the others in the film he thought of himself as a muscular and tough actor. He subsequently described himself as a "small potato". See more »

Goofs

The dead gangsters slightly blink their eyes when their photos are taken. See more »

Quotes

Abdul Elijah: You want to know what my crime is? My crime was being born. I'm thirty-eight years old, and I've been locked up twenty-six of those. I educated myself in here, and I've come to understand that this country was built on exploiting the black man. Of course, I don't hear anything about brothers in your country. But your country exploits its own people just the same, so I guess that makes me the only Marxist around here, right, comrade? You see, boy, this ain't just no drug deal! This is politics, ...
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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 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

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