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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... See more »

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Ivan Danko
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Art Ridzik (as James Belushi)
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Lou Donnelly
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Viktor Rostavili
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Lt. Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
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Cat Manzetti
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Sgt. Gallagher
J.W. Smith ...
Salim
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Abdul Elijah
Gretchen Palmer ...
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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TV Announcer
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Yuri Ogarkov
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Gregor Moussorsky (as Savely Kramarov)
Gene Scherer ...
Consul Stepanovich
Tengiz Borisoff ...
Josip Baroda
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Pytor Tatomovich
Gábor Koncz ...
Vagran Rostavili
Géza Balkay ...
Col. Kulikov
Zsolt Körtvélyessy ...
Lt. Redetsky
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Officer
Tiger Chung Lee ...
Mongol Hippy (as Masanori Toguchi)
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Nikolai
Norbert Növényi ...
Sacha
Istvan Etlenyi ...
Yegor
George Gati ...
Piano Player
Peter Marikovsky ...
Waiter
Gábor Németh ...
Gangster (as Gabor Nemeth)
Istvan Vajas ...
Gangster
Peter Kis ...
Gangster
Atilla Fási ...
Gangster
Eric Mansker ...
Ali
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Jamal
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Nelligan
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Officer Audrey
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Joliet Prison Guard
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Detective
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Detective (as Bruno Acalinas)
Christopher Mankiewicz ...
Cop in Hospital
Bob O'Donnell ...
Bernie the Newsie
Marjorie Bransfield ...
Waitress
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Lupo
Christopher Anthony Young ...
Hooligan
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Police Photographer
Ed DeFusco ...
Police Photographer
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Man at Phone Booth
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Railroad Engineer (as Mike Adams)
Jonathan Tate ...
Prison Cleanhead (as Jonathon Tate)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Anthony ...
Man in Police Station (uncredited)
Kevin Bassett ...
Extra (uncredited)
Jorga Caye ...
Police Office clerk (uncredited)
Alexander Conte ...
Soviet Police Commander (uncredited)
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Hospital Security Guard (uncredited)
Eric Humphrey ...
Clean Head Gangster (uncredited)
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Judge Jenifer Lewis (uncredited)
Michael Markovina ...
Bus Terminal Caddy (uncredited)
Robert Minkoff ...
Bit (uncredited)
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Stadium fan (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Hill

Written by

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Walter Hill ... (story)
 
Harry Kleiner ... (screenplay) &
Walter Hill ... (screenplay) and
Troy Kennedy-Martin ... (screenplay) (as Troy Kennedy Martin)

Produced by

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Gordon Carroll ... producer
Walter Hill ... producer
Mario Kassar ... executive producer
Andrew G. Vajna ... executive producer (as Andrew Vajna)
Mae Woods ... associate producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Matthew F. Leonetti ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Donn Aron
Carmel Davies
Freeman A. Davies ... (as Freeman Davies)

Editorial Department

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Noori Dehnahi ... post-production coordinator
Terry Haggar ... color timer
Yôko Seto ... first assistant editor (as Yoko Seto)

Casting By

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Jackie Burch

Production Design by

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John Vallone

Art Direction by

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Michael Corenblith
László Rajk

Set Decoration by

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Ernie Bishop

Costume Design by

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Dan Moore

Makeup Department

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Jeff Dawn ... makeup artist
Egonné Endrényi ... additional makeup artist (as Judit Endrényiné)
Erzsébet Forgács ... makeup artist
Michael Germain ... makeup artist
Peter Tothpal ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Dirk Petersmann ... unit production manager
Michael R. Sloan ... post-production supervisor: Carolco

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jeanne Caliendo ... first assistant director: second unit
Bennie E. Dobbins ... second unit director (as Bennie Dobbins)
James Dyer ... first assistant director (as James R. Dyer)
Richard J. Levin ... dga trainee (as Richard Levin)
Tom Phillips ... second assistant director: additional photography
Lorraine Raglin ... second second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas ... second assistant director (as Barry Thomas)
Gábor Váradi ... assistant director: Hungary (as Gabor Varadi)

Art Department

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Erin M. Cummins ... assistant art director (as Erin Cummins)
Giovanni Ferrara ... paint foreman
Walt Hadfield ... construction coordinator
Robert E. Knight ... paint foreman
Airick Kredell ... leadman (as Airick W. Kredell)
Tony Leonardi ... standby painter (as Anthony Leonardi)
Robert Bruce Myers ... construction labor foreman (as Bob Myers)
Nick Navarro ... set designer
Jeff Passanante ... construction foreman
Tom Shaw Jr. ... assistant property master (as Tom Shaw)
Paul Stanwyck ... head painter
Mike Villarino ... propmaker
Rick Young ... property master
Michael W. Moore ... prop maker (uncredited)
Robert Bruce Myers ... labor foreman (uncredited)
Frank White ... labor (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fred J. Brown ... supervising sound editor (as Frederick J. Brown)
Shelley Brown ... assistant sound editor
James Cavarretta ... sound recordist
John S. Coffey ... cable person (as John Coffey) / sound mixer: second unit
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... adr editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Carl Fischer ... boom operator
Richard Bryce Goodman ... production sound mixer
Douglas Greenfield ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Constance A. Kazmer ... adr editor (as Constance Kazmer)
Jack Keller ... sound recordist
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer
Elliott Koretz ... sound editor (as Elliott L. Koretz)
János Köporosy ... boom operator: Hungary
Kathy McCart ... sound recordist
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer
Lauren Palmer ... adr editor
Rodger Pardee ... sound editor
Michelle Pleis ... assistant sound editor
Victoria Rose Sampson ... sound editor
Solange S. Schwalbe ... sound editor
Michele Sharp ... sound editor
Michael R. Sloan ... post-production sound supervisor
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer
Jay Wilkinson ... sound editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lawrence J. Cavanaugh ... special effects coordinator (as Larry Cavanaugh)
David Fletcher ... special effects technician
György Solymosi ... special effects
R. Bruce Steinheimer ... special effects supervisor (as Bruce Steinheimer)
Robert Bruce Myers ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts

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Michael Adams ... stunts (as Mike Adams)
Sándor Boros ... stunts
Tony Brubaker ... stunts
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunt coordinator (as Bennie Dobbins)
Eddie J. Fernandez ... stunt driver
Allan Graf ... stunts
Bob Herron ... stunts
György Kivés ... stunts
Joel Kramer ... stunts
Rick LeFevour ... stunts
Stacy Logan ... stunts
Ferenc Novinecz ... stunts
Gábor Piroch ... stunt performer
John Sherrod ... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell ... stunt performer
Kay Whipple ... stunts
Diane Kay Grant ... stunts (uncredited)
Peter Kent ... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Joel Kramer ... stunt coordinator (uncredited) / stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lloyd Barcroft ... best boy grip
Kevin Bassett ... second unit camera
Pat Blymyer ... gaffer
Kelly R. Borisy ... dolly grip
Bob Fillis ... best boy electric
Michael Kohnhorst ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John R. Leonetti ... camera operator (as John Leonetti)
John J. Linder ... key grip (as John Linder)
Bruce McBroom ... still photographer
Ryne Niner ... camera technician
Michael St. Hilaire ... camera operator (as Mike St. Hilaire)
Stephen J. Ullman ... second camera assistant (as Steve Ullman)
Michael D. Weldon ... first camera assistant (as Mike Weldon)
Bill Winter ... first camera assistant
William Allen Jr. ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Ferne Cassel ... casting assistant
Mark A. Ridge ... extras casting
Catherine Jane Holzer ... extras casting: Chicago (uncredited)
Barbara L. Roche ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brian Callahan ... costumer: men
Phyllis Corcoran-Woods ... costumer: women
Dan Moore ... costume supervisor
Péter Palotás ... costumer
Gabor Szabo ... costumer

Location Management

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Robert H. Lemer ... location manager (as Robert Lemer)

Music Department

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Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
Nancy Fogarty ... music editor
Shawn Murphy ... music scoring mixer
James Horner ... conductor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Donald R. Casella ... transportation coordinator
Tim Roslan ... driver captain

Other crew

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John Acevedo ... production assistant
Linda C. Adams ... assistant production coordinator
Frans J. Afman ... production financing: Credit Lyonnais Bank Nederland N.V.
Kim Balser ... assistant to executive producers
Kevin Bassett ... production assistant
Xochi Blymyer ... production assistant
Bundy Chanock ... set medic
Christopher Conkling ... assistant accountant
Xochitl Contis ... assistant to executive producers
Kathleen M. Courtney ... assistant production coordinator
Robert Easton ... dialogue coach
Ginger Farley ... choreographer
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer
Mark Gomes ... choreographer
Michael Greenwood ... production assistant
Regina Gruss ... publicist
Lisa Hanock ... assistant: Walter Hill
Gary Harper ... special weapons designer
Mario Kassar ... presenter
Howard Keys ... first aid
Robert F. Kocourek ... production accountant
Luca Kouimelis ... script supervisor
Ross L. Kulma ... paramedic
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing
Michael Pitt ... production assistant
Nigel Rick ... production assistant
Kris Robinson ... assistant accountant
Don Speakman ... craft service
David M. Thornton ... production assistant (as David Thornton)
Andrew G. Vajna ... presenter (as Andrew Vajna)
Jill Vandermeer ... production coordinator
Géza Varga ... caterer
Renee Wilson ... assistant to executive producers
Laurie Arnow-Epstein ... construction accountant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Michael Boddicker ... special acknowledgment
Al Cohn ... special acknowledgment: Illinois Film Commission
James Cunningham ... special acknowledgment: Chicago Police Department (as Sgt. Jim Cunningham)
Kathryn Darrell ... special acknowledgment: City of Chicago Film Commission
Bennie E. Dobbins ... film dedicated to the memory of (as Bennie Dobbins)
Phil Eubanks ... special acknowledgment: Los Angeles International Airport (as Phil Eubanks)
Brandon Fields ... special acknowledgment
Charles Geocaris ... special acknowledgment: City of Chicago Film Commission
Suzy Kellet ... special acknowledgment: Illinois Film Commission (as Suzy Kellett)
Chris Knapton ... special acknowledgment: Metra Rail of Chicago
Kazu Matsui ... special acknowledgment
Mike McDonagh ... special acknowledgment: Chicago & Northwestern Transportation Company
Steve Schaeffer ... special acknowledgment (as Steven Schaeffer)
Neil Stubenhaus ... special acknowledgment
Ian Underwood ... special acknowledgment

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A mutually uneasy alliance is formed between the stern Captain Ivan Danko of the Moscow Police and his American equivalent, the Chicago Detective Art Ridzik when the latter captures Viktor Rostavili, a dangerous Georgian drug kingpin. With his partner murdered by Viktor's hands, Ivan lands in Chicago to extradite the crime lord back to Russia, however, when he manages to escape, a frenzied chase in the bustling downtown will begin. In the end, to bring down the ruthless criminal, are the two reluctant comrades who are worlds apart willing to put their differences aside? Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines Moscow's toughest detective. Chicago's craziest cop. There's only one thing worse than making them mad. Making them partners. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Dimitri (United States)
  • Vörös zsaru (Hungary)
  • Red Bull (Japan, English title)
  • Double détente (France)
  • Danko: Calor rojo (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $29,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $8,133,822, 19 Jun 1988

Did You Know?

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Trivia The bad guy who Ivan Danko shoots on the steps in Moscow was played by one of Hungary's leading action-movie actors. In an interview, he said that until he met Arnold Schwarzenegger and the others in the film he thought of himself as a muscular and tough actor. He subsequently described himself as a "small potato". See more »
Goofs The teleprinter at the Moscow militia headquarters is seen printing a message in Russian but in the Latin alphabet. Equipment used by the Soviet government would undoubtedly allow the Cyrillic alphabet to be used. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Running Red (1999). See more »
Soundtracks CANTATA FOR THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION See more »
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 »
Quotes Ivan Danko: I have car under control.
Art Ridzik: Yeah, I'm sure they taught you all about cars and the price of insurance at your famous Russian school in Kiev!
Ivan Danko: In socialist countries, insurance not necessary. State pays for everything.
Art Ridzik: Yeah? Well, tell me something, Captain. If you've got such a fucking paradise over there, how come you're up the same creek as we are with heroin and cocaine?
Ivan Danko: Chinese find way. Right after revolution, they round up all drug dealers, all drug addicts, take them to public square, and shoot them in back of head.
Art Ridzik: Ah, it'd never work here. Fucking politicians wouldn't go for it.
Ivan Danko: Shoot them first.
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