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Dead Heat (1988)

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Two policemen are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Roger Mortis
... Doug Bigelow
... Randi James
... Dr. Ernest McNab
... Arthur P. Loudermilk
... Rebecca Smythers
... Mr. Thule
... Lieutenant Herzog
... Captain Mayberry
... Butcher
Martha Quinn ... Newscaster
Ben Mittleman ... Bob
... Smitty
Cate Caplin ... Saleswoman
... Mrs. Von Heisenberg
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Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops that are chasing crooks that are dead serious about crime. Or should I say they are chasing dead crooks perpetrating serious crimes? Seems some nutcase has learned how to bring back the dead and is sending them on crime sprees. Now these indestructable goons are in the way of officers Mortis and Bigelow. To even things up, when Mortis is killed (in the line of duty, of course) he gets a jump start from the Resurrection machine and takes the fight to the zombie bad guys. Written by Tim Kretschmann <Tim.K@VirComm.com>

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You can't keep a good cop dead. See more »


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29 June 1988 (France)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,667,036, 8 May 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,588,626
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1.85 : 1
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Shot in thirty-seven days. See more »

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Treat Williams is repeatedly shot in the chest and back by the zombie thugs, resulting in many bloody wounds. In the next scene he's shirtless and there are no bullet holes in his body. See more »

Quotes

Arthur P. Loudermilk: Kill him. Why can't you kill him?
Dr. Ernest McNab: Shut up, you old fart!
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Features D.O.A. (1949) See more »

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Dead Heat
Written by John Huckert (as John W. Huckert Jr.), Patrick Read Johnson & Phil Settle (as Philip J. Settle)
Performed by Phil Settle
Copyright © 1987 by: Sarah Beth Songs BMI
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The greatest zombie cop, buddy movie ever!
11 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I'll warn you, this is a very cheesy film. It's full of bad jokes and bad acting, but it's a guilty pleasure of mine. It's hailed, primarily by me, as the single greatest zombie-cop, buddy movie ever made. It is hailed by a fair number of those I have subjected to it as the worst movie they've ever seen. I can admit it, it's not Shakespeare, but if you like cheesy 80's horror and watered down pseudo-Lovecraft or even, *shudder* Joe Piscopo, then I encourage you to give it a try.


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