Red Heat

June 17th, 1988







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Plot
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Georgian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago...

Release Year: 1988

Rating: 5.8/10 (24,217 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Walter Hill

Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle

Storyline
Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Georgian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago. Jim Belushi plays his temporary partner on the Chicago police. When the drug dealer escapes, the two police must overcome their differences in order to recapture him.

Writers: Walter Hill, Harry Kleiner

Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Capt. Ivan Danko
James Belushi - Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik
Peter Boyle - Cmdr. Lou Donnelly
Ed O'Ross - Viktor 'Rosta' Rostavili
Laurence Fishburne - Lt. Charlie Stobbs (as Larry Fishburne)
Gina Gershon - Catherine 'Cat' Manzetti
Richard Bright - Det. Sgt. Gallagher
J.W. Smith - Salim
Brent Jennings - Abdul Elijah
Gretchen Palmer - Hooker
Pruitt Taylor Vince - Night Clerk
Mike Hagerty - Pat Nunn (as Michael Hagerty)
Brion James - Streak
Gloria Delaney - Intern
Peter Jason - TV Announcer

Taglines: Moscow's toughest detective. Chicago's craziest cop. There's only one thing worse than making them mad. Making them partners.

Release Date: 17 June 1988

Filming Locations: 1579 N Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park, West Town, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Gross: $34,994,648 (USA)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film is dedicated to its stunt coordinator, Bennie E. Dobbins. Dobbins died of a heart attack on the set while staging the film's snow fight scene in Vienna.

Goofs:
Factual errors: Ivan Danko's police uniform is a combination of at least six different uniforms. His hat is a Moscow Commander's Special and he also wears a Parade Band Musician axelbant.

Quotes:
Art Ridzik: Oh, great. We got a pro basketball team coming toward us - with guns!



User Review

So what if it's a cliche

Rating: 7/10

It's a fun action-comedy and that's that! You can make all the arguments you want. This is definitely not for the discerning viewer. Maybe I'm just easily satisfied by the buddy cop genre. Plus, I love Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies, in general. His action scenes are always fun to watch, and he always seems to come up with great one-liners. In this case, he spouts out a few dryly humorous lines as his stonefaced Russian character. Jim Belushi provides most of the laughs, though, as his unorthodox partner. They both do a good job, though Arnold's Russian accent seems quite strained. Then again, as the film heats up, you really don't pay attention to details like that. Also look out for the beautiful Gena Gershon in an early performance. Those in the mood for "Henry V" should definitely steer clear. Those in the mood for mindless buddy cop fluff that'll keep you excited and keep you laughing should check this movie out.

My score: 7 (out of 10)









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