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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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Art Ridzik (as James Belushi)
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Lt. Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
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Richard Bright ...
Sgt. Gallagher
J.W. Smith ...
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

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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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(4 channels)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Hill, thinking Arnold Schwarzenegger was too muscular, asked him to lose ten pounds for his role and Jim Belushi, to gain ten pounds. See more »

Goofs

The first street scene in Chicago features an LA Metro bus and Los Angeles street signs, while the scenes at the supposedly Chicago O'Hare Airport are clearly filmed at Los Angeles International. See more »

Quotes

[Ridzik and Danko go to speak with Abdul Elijah in prison]
Art Ridzik: Hey, you, come here. This is Captain Danko. He's come all the way from Russia to speak with your scoutmaster.
Prison Cleanhead: Well, that's nice, but who the fuck are you?
Ivan Danko: These men have no respect of our authority as police officers.
Art Ridzik: No shit.
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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

JACKIN' NATIONAL ANTHEM
Produced and Written by Mickey Oliver & Cheese
Mixin' Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Hot Mix & Records
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User Reviews

 
Well done for a cop-buddy action film
22 April 2003 | by (Saskatoon, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie was excellent for it's kind. Two good guys were thrown together in a dangerous situation of good vs. evil. The film's title Red Heat refers to a war between cops and druglord's in the former USSR and also Chicago. Arnold of course played the tough guy character and Jim plays the comedy relief. My favorite movie of it's kind besides Bad Boys. I highly recommend it if you're a fan of this type of film.


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