A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter to blackmail him into starting a revolution and getting an exiled dictator back into power.
Mark L. Lester
Rae Dawn Chong,
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
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In the scene at the fitness studio where Viktor 'Rosta' Rostavili's girlfriend works, people are exercising to music. The record they are dancing to is Ramos - Jackin' National Anthem. This is a very early House Music track. House music originated in Chicago where the film is set, but at that time would not have been well known outside of Chicago. Chicago spawned this music genre and this is the earliest use of House Music in mainstream movies. Around the time of the making of this film, Acid House was just starting. This music was also from Chicago but relatively unknown outside the city at the time was produced using a Japanese synthesizer called a Roland TB-303. 303 is also the hotel room number that Arnold Schwarzenegger stays in. See more »
When Danko is being told to "...bring Victor home and tell no-one", the subtitle spells Victor two different ways - Victor and Viktor. See more »
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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