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Taking the Heat (1993)

When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Mankiewicz

Writers:

Gary Hoffman (story), Dan Gordon (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Goldwyn ... Michael
Lynn Whitfield ... Carolyn Hunter
George Segal ... Kepler
Will Patton ... Hadley
Peter Boyle ... Judge
Joe Grifasi ... Lou Valentine
Alan Arkin ... Tommy Canard
Greg Germann ... Asst. D.A. Kennedy
Rachel York ... Susan
Alex Carter ... Muff
Eddie Mekka ... Barbaro
Paul Lazar ... Chucky
Frankie Crocker Frankie Crocker ... Disc Jockey
Santino Buda Santino Buda ... Hood #1
Larry A. McLean ... Hood #2
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Storyline

When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal with several attacks from killers. Written by R. Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl>

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Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Viacom Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released theatrically in Japan. See more »

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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Performed by Brenda Russell
Written by Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin
Produced by Patrick Williams & Charley Pollard
Courtesy of EMI Feist Catalog Inc.
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I Recommend "Taking the Heat!"
30 May 1999 | by Guy143See all my reviews

I have always seen "Taking the Heat" at the video store but never cared on seeing it until one day finding it for $3 bucks at Wal-Mart! I thought to myself, Tony Goldwyn and Lynn Whitfield, $3 dollars, and full-length, what the heck!!! Right when I got home I popped it into the VCR and for some odd reason I didn't move for the next 91 min. New Yorker Michael Norell, played great by Tony Goldwyn, suddenly finds himself hunted by both hit men and police after he witnesses a brutal murder committed by a crime kingpin (Alan Arkin). Now only a beautiful detective (sexy Lynn Whitfield) can get him to court alive - and convince him to testify against the murderous mobster. With a superb supporting cast including George Segal, Alan Arkin, Will Patton, & Peter Boyle, what more could you want from a simple made for cable movie!?! I'm not telling you to go rent or buy it ASAP but if you ever come across it, it's worth 91 mins. of your time!


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