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L.A. Heat (1989)

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

Director:

Joseph Merhi

Writers:

Charles T. Kanganis (as Charles Kanganis), Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (additional dialogue) (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Jon Chance (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs)
Jim Brown ... Captain
Kevin Benton Kevin Benton ... Clarence
Myles Thoroughgood Myles Thoroughgood ... Spyder
Trish Johnson ... Jane (as Pat Johnson)
John Henry Richardson ... Boris (as Jay Richardson)
Robert Gallo ... Sylvio (as Bob Gallo)
Raymond Martino Raymond Martino ... Raymond
Joe Verroca Joe Verroca ... Bobby (as Joe Vance)
Gretchen Becker ... Tina
Jamie Baker Jamie Baker ... Bill
Pamela Dixon Pamela Dixon ... Mary
Crystal Dawn Crystal Dawn ... Mary's child
Renny Stroud Renny Stroud ... Rollo
Carl Augustus Carl Augustus ... Stick (as Carl C. Augustus)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Goraczka See more »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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Color
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Soundtracks

L.A. Heat
Words & Music by Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (as Lawrence Hilton Jacobs) and Jastereo Coviare
Performed by Jastereo Coviare (as Jasterio) and The Fourth Element (courtesy of Azelie Records)
Recorded at Tribal Music Studio
Re-mixed by Jastereo Coviare
Engineered by Jastereo Coviare
Assistant engineer Chenoa Natani Coviare
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You have got to be kidding me
17 November 2006 | by petesmith44See all my reviews

I saw this movie on one of the cable channels today...don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of 80's culture and movies. But this was absolutely the most horrid, cheesy, poorly acted, disgrace of a film I have ever witnessed. As I watched it, I felt myself cringing at almost every aspect of the film.

Every actor looked as though they had no experience. The sets were cheesy. The music was awful.

If I could have rated it a "0", I would have. Just terrible.

There is a reason that you have seen almost no one from this film in anything of consequence...it is because having taken part in it probably stained their career forever. If you are ever bored and find yourself entered in a "Find the worst film ever made" contest, do yourself a favor and check this one out. You will not be disappointed in its failures.


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