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Catch the Heat (1987)

A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

Director:

Joel Silberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiana Alexandra ... Checkers Goldberg
David Dukes ... Waldo Tarr
Rod Steiger ... Jason Hannibal
Brian Thompson ... Danny Boy
Jorge Martínez ... Raul De Villa
John Hancock ... Ike
Brian Libby ... Brody
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Dozu
Jessica Schultz Jessica Schultz ... Maria
Russell Clark ... Reggie
Norman Erlich ... Jose Calsado
Cecilia Maresca Cecilia Maresca ... Juanita
Jacques Arndt Jacques Arndt ... Dr. Bleyer
Miguel Habud Miguel Habud ... Ramon (as Miguel Angel Habud)
John Dresden ... San Francisco Cop
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A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

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Taglines:

A one-woman strike force heats up the war on drugs.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feel the Heat See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)
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Quotes

Waldo Tarr: Give me a name or I'll give you a vagina!
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Connections

Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Captive In The Heat
Music by Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker
Lyrics by Lorraine Devon Wilke
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"Cute as a button" heroine saves the film .........
16 January 2014 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

If it were not for spunky heroine, "Checkers Goldberg", played by Tiana Alexander, "Catch the Heat" could be dismissed as just another mindless shoot em up to fill the drive in theaters. Her performance is so upbeat and entertaining however, that it overcomes the "I've seen it all before" plot. The first hour is the best part of "Catch the Heat", with "Checkers" kicking and killing "Professor Toru Tanaka". The late David Dukes is along for the ride as Alexander's partner, but his performance is completely forgettable. The same could be said for Rod Steiger, who plays a geriatric villain. The movie is not to be taken seriously, and comes across as more or less mocking itself. - MERK


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