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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:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Jon Chance (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
Jim Brown ... Captain
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 ... Gang Member Rollo
Carl Augustus 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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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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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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Filmmaking at its most primitive
27 September 2010 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

In 1989 to 1990, Lawrence Hiton-Jacobs starred in three movies as detective Jon Chance: CHANCE, L.A. VICE, and L.A. HEAT. All three of these movies were also early efforts by the studio PM Entertainment. If you've seen any of the other Jon Chance movies - or any PM Entertainment movies made during this same period - I think you'll have a good idea what to expect with this movie. The production values are unbelievably low - it looks like they shot on videotape and transferred it to film. A lot of dialogue was obviously looped in post-production. The script and direction are awful; scenes end abruptly before the viewers get all the information they need, the dream sequences are goofy in nature, and for the longest time the story comes to a complete halt and the characters do nothing important at all. There is an occasional chuckle from the utter lameness, but for the most part the movie is painful to watch. If you do decide to watch the movie, beware of the DVD - the DVD manufacturer used a TV print of the movie, which not only results with all the foul language being bleeped out, but with some video glitches. Obviously, quality control was not a high priority for the DVD manufacturer, though seeing the movie one can understand why.


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