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Desert Heat (1999)

Inferno (original title)
In the spring, the full moon shines for the warrior who has lost his way. Coyote is the spirit that leads back to life. If he follows the coyote when the moon is full, the warrior will see the path once more...

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Eddie Lomax (Van Damme) is a vetern soldier sick of life, wandering the desert looking for a reason to die. An incident with a few thugs from the nearby town who steal Eddies motorbike and beat him almost to death, starts in Eddie a flame for revenge. Helped by Mr. Early, and some other good fellows, Eddie is out for vengeance. Written by Anonymous

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Left for dead. Burning for revenge.


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Rated R for violence, language, some drug use and a sex scene | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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Philip Bruns's final film. See more »

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When Eddie's lying on the ground in the desert talking to Johnny, he inserts a clip into the .45 and cocks it. But when he stands up the clip is out and he inserts another one. See more »

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Johnny Sixtoes: Looks like a bunch of white guys with bushes on their heads.
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References Yojimbo (1961) See more »

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Nearer My God to Thee
Written by Sarah F. Adams (uncredited) and Eliza Flower (uncredited)
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A remake of "Yojimbo"? Not "For a Fistfull of Dollars"?
14 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Anyway, you shouldn't compare this movie to either of the above. Although I haven't seen Yojimbo (pronounced Yo-Jimbo by one of the characters), but I'm sure it won't be fair to all of them.

This movie is an action movie, with Van Damme as the good guy, but it's not very serious. Sure, there are explosions and guns and kicks and a completely unnecessary sex scene and all that, but it seems like there are quite a lot comic relief moments and characters. Pat Morita and Bill Erwin reminded me of Statler and Waldorf from The Muppets, for one.

Van Damme plays an American, which meant that he talked very little and tried to talk in a raspy voice to disguise his accent. And you know what? It worked. The only thing that I couldn't let go is because I expected to hear his unique accent.

This movie is 95 minutes well spent. Don't go out of your way looking for it, but you don't have to avoid it either.


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