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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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Lt. Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
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Richard Bright ...
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 ...
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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:

17 June 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dimitri  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$29,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

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

Walter Hill conceived of the idea for the film because he and Arnold Schwarzenegger had long wanted to work together:

"I didn't want to do sci-fi and it's tough to use Arnold credibly in an American context with his accent. I thought it would be interesting if he could play a Russian cop in the US. I wanted to do a traditional John Wayne/Clint Eastwood larger-than-life movie. You then ask the question: Will the American audience accept an unapologetic Soviet hero, someone who will not defect at the end of the movie?" See more »

Goofs

Ivan Danko's police uniform is a combination of at least six different uniforms. His hat is a Moscow Commander's Special and he also wears a Parade Band Musician axelbant. See more »

Quotes

Art Ridzik: Oh, great. We got a pro basketball team coming toward us - with guns!
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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 »


Soundtracks

NEW AGE AGAIN
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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