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L.A. Heat (1989)

Not Rated | | Action | February 1989 (USA)
L.A. vice detective dreams of becoming a cowboy hero.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jon Chance (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
... Captain
Kevin Benton ... Clarence
Myles Thoroughgood ... Spyder
... Jane (as Pat Johnson)
... Boris (as Jay Richardson)
... Sylvio (as Bob Gallo)
Raymond Martino ... Raymond
Joe Verroca ... Bobby (as Joe Vance)
... Tina
Jamie Baker ... Bill
Pamela Dixon ... Mary
Crystal Dawn ... Mary's child
Renny Stroud ... Gang Member Rollo
Carl Augustus ... Stick (as Carl C. Augustus)
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Detective Jon Chance always dreamed of being a cowboy hero, living by the "code of the West." He always pictured himself as an exemplary hero who always felt that the use of guns was not a necessity. However, Chance needs to stop dreaming. He must return back to reality! Chance's assignment (and he has no choice but to accept it) is to capture this mean faced drug dealer called Clarence. This assignment has escalated into a personal vendetta for this vice detective when Chance's partner, Carl is murdered by this nefarious drug dealer during a routine drug bust. A drug war will soon ensue between Clarence, who is trying to retrieve his drugs and money, and the police... Written by David Choi <KDaDDyChOi@aol.com>

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$175,000 (estimated)
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Followed by Chance (1990) See more »

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We've Got to Stand Together
Music & Lyrics by Adrienne Miller, Roger Heath, John Gonzalez
Sung by Adrienne Miller
Produced by John Gonzalez
Recorded at Spartan Productions
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Cut!
6 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Oof! Check out the norks on this crapfest! This early PM film suffers from some of the worst editing I've ever laid my eyes on…which of course just adds to the enjoyment.

Some cop guy who dreams he's a cowboy is after a drug dealer who just loves killing cops. This dealer guy then gets kidnapped by another guy while the mafia are trying to waste everyone involved in the drug deal as dead cops are bad news. Meanwhile, back at the cop shop, big Jim Brown is on the cop's case due to the aforementioned dead cops (mostly this guy's partners), and there's some business about the guy's wife and maybe kids. I can't remember even though I just watched it last night.

What will really grab your attention is how half-arsed this film is. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of second takes. The story kind of lurches along, and the cowboy thing is just another layer in the crap-cake this film is. The best bit is either that terrible editing (people starting lines in one shot only to start them again in another), or the constant shouts of 'cut' and stage direction from the man in charge. I'm no editor by trade by I have edited short films together – it's not hard to cut out that stuff or even add on a new audio channel. Weird man.

This is one of those truly bad films that litter the late eighties and early nineties, and there's loads of them about! Fearless Tiger! Shotgun! Anything Godfrey Ho made!


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