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Desert Heat (1999/II) More at IMDbPro »Inferno (original title)

Desert Heat -- 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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Release Date:
25 September 1999 (USA) See more »
Left for dead. Burning for revenge.
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... Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Eddie Lomax

Pat Morita ... Jubal Early

Danny Trejo ... Johnny Sixtoes
Gabrielle Fitzpatrick ... Rhonda Reynolds

Larry Drake ... Ramsey Hogan

Vincent Schiavelli ... Mr. Singh

David 'Shark' Fralick ... Matt Hogan

Silas Weir Mitchell ... Jesse Hogan
Jonathan Avildsen ... Petey Hogan

Jaime Pressly ... Dottie Matthews

Bill Erwin ... Eli Hamilton

Ford Rainey ... Pop Reynolds

Kevin West ... Vern

Priscilla Pointer ... Mrs. Henry Howard

Robert Symonds ... Henry Howard

Paul Koslo ... Ives

Brett Harrelson ... Buck

Jeff Kober ... Beserko

Gregory Scott Cummins ... Leon
Neil Delama ... Lester
Nikki Bokal ... Carol Delvecchio
Kelly Ewing ... Rose Delvecchio

Lee Tergesen ... Luke
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Adell ... Joe Bob

Erik Aude ... Soldier
Natalie Barish ... Old Woman Buyer

Philip Bruns ... Old Man Buyer

Ray Chang ... Mr. Chang
Evelyn Guerrero ... Bertie Early

Jim Hanks ... Tour Bus Driver
Lisa McCullough ... Irma

Cynthia Palmer ... Woman on the Bus

Michael Papajohn ... Creep

Ed Trotta ... Jack
Don Wood ... Guard

Directed by
John G. Avildsen  (director's cut) (as Danny Mulroon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tom O'Rourke  screenplay

Produced by
Evzen Kolar .... producer
Lawrence Levy .... producer
Mark Maine .... consulting producer
Joseph Merhi .... executive producer
Richard G. Murphy .... co-producer
Jay Sedrish .... line producer
Ken Solarz .... co-producer
Bennett R. Specter .... executive producer
Jean-Claude Van Damme .... producer
Samuel Hadida .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Bill Conti 
Cinematography by
Ross A. Maehl 
Film Editing by
J. Douglas Seelig 
Casting by
Cathy Henderson 
Dori Zuckerman 
Production Design by
Michael Novotny 
Art Direction by
Roger L. King 
Costume Design by
Mayes C. Rubeo 
Makeup Department
Katalin Elek .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jay Sedrish .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clifford C. Coleman .... assistant director
David Hallinan .... second assistant director
Michelle Jaeger .... dga trainee
Steve Stafford .... second unit director
Art Department
Gert Broekema .... set dresser
Tiffany Cowsill .... set dresser
Darrin Fletcher .... storyboard artist
Wayne Lindholm .... lead carpenter
Stephen McCumby .... set dresser
Steven Schalk .... property master
Tim Scheu .... set dresser
Samuel J. Tell .... leadman
Lee Thomson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Rusty Amodeo .... sound effects editor
Ken Beauchene .... boom operator
David Hadder .... boom operator
Nicholas James .... supervising adr editor
Itzhak Magal .... sound
Derek Marcil .... re-recording mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound effects editor
Charles Maynes .... sound effects recordist
Andre Perreault .... re-recording mixer
Christopher Sposa .... sound utility
Special Effects by
William Curtin .... special effects
Boyd Lacosse .... special effects pyro
Rudy Perez .... special effects coordinator
Edward Romero .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Nadine Casamayou .... assistant editor: BftRE
Brent O. Coert .... production coordinator: BftRE
Hitoshi Inoue .... digital artist: BFTRE
Fred Lacayanga .... I/O coordinator: BFTRE
Travis Langley .... technical supervisor: BftRE
Michael Latschislaw .... digital artist: BFTRE
Josh Saeta .... digital artist: BFTRE
Perry Santos .... visual effects producer
Gunther Schatz .... digital artist: BFTRE
Kerry Shea .... production manager: BFTRE
Martha Soehendra .... digital artist: BFTRE
Derick Tortorella .... technical supervisor: BftRE
Todd Vaziri .... lead digital artist: BFTRE
Christopher Dusendschon .... in-show optical process and effects compositor: THDX (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... optical element Hazeltine colorist: THDX (uncredited)
William H. Burton Jr. .... stunts (as William H. Burton)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts
Darrell Davis .... stunts (as Craig Davis)
Thomas Dewier .... stunts
Richard Epper .... stunts
Jon H. Epstein .... stunts
Bobby J. Foxworth .... stunt coordinator
Tim Gilbert .... stunts
Randy Hall .... stunt double: Mr. Van Damme
Evzen Kolar .... stunts
Steve Stafford .... aerial director
Steve Stafford .... aerial stunts
Tim Trella .... stunts
Christopher J. Tuck .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Neil Jacobs .... still photographer
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer
Doug Schwartz .... first assistant camera
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Miguel Sánchez .... electrician
David J. Frederick .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Chadwick Cohn .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Cecilia Hyoun .... first assistant editor
Mato .... color timer
Cherylin Primero .... editorial intern
Damon Reeves .... assistant editor
Issam Tahan .... post-production logistics
Music Department
Jack Eskew .... orchestrator
Ron Finn .... music editor (as Ron Fin)
Gigi Savery Forrest .... assistant: Mr. Conti
Paul Freeman .... music recording engineer
Ashley Irwin .... orchestrator
Chris McGeary .... supervising music editor
Marc Bonilla .... musician: electric guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tony Barattini .... driver: set dressing department
Moore Brian .... driver (as Brian Joseph Moore)
Paul Burlin .... driver
Glenn Midcap .... transportation
Derek Raser .... transportation coordinator
George A. Sack .... driver
J.T. Thayer .... transportation captain
Other crew
William Curtin .... weapons armorer
Marlene Hart .... production coordinator
Gary Kurashige .... set medic
Peter Malota .... fight choreographer
Tom Paczkowski .... key office production assistant
Perry Santos .... executive assistant: John Avildsen
Anthea Strangis .... assistant production coordinator
Charles Thornton Jr. .... jet pilot
J. Willocks .... production assistant
Mark Maine .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Inferno" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for violence, language, some drug use and a sex scene
95 min | Germany:81 min (cut version) | Germany:95 min (uncut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The film was directed by John G. Avildsen, director of Rocky (1976) and The Karate Kid (1984). Due to too much tampering of his work he asked for his name to be removed from the film. His real name appears in the end credits as the director of the film, but he is credited as "Danny Mulroon" on the poster, DVD case and beginning credits of the film.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Johnny Sixtoes:Looks like a bunch of white guys with bushes on their heads.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Yojimbo (1961)See more »
FirestormSee more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Jean-Claude Van Damme Film Festival, 26 March 2007
Author: lastliberal from United States

I keep telling folks that it is not a good idea to remake Japanese movies. This is an attempt to do the 1962 film YOJIMBO again. It doesn't work, but that doesn't mean it not worth your time.

OK, so some very stupid yahoos decide to kick Van Damme around when he is severely depressed and suicidal and steal his gun and motorcycle. These boys are the local counterfeiters/drug dealers/village thugs. You can guess what comes next.

What sets this film apart is the inclusion of Pat Morita (154 films!), Danny Trejo (139 films, including the upcoming Grindhouse), and Trailer-Trash Queen Jaime Pressly.

It's really a very funny Van Damme movie and worth checking out. At least some passionate action returns.

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