Red Heat

Red Heat

Walter Hill (1988)

bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over Certificate


Our Score
This routine fish-out-of-water thriller from director Walter Hill offered Arnold Schwarzenegger one of his more interesting action roles before he became a superstar. Playing a stony, monosyllabic Soviet cop poses no real acting problems for the big man, and in James Belushi he has an agreeably foul-mouthed foil, as the pair team up to hunt for an escaped Russian drug dealer. Hill stages a series of entertainingly violent and increasingly silly set pieces, and there's an eclectic support cast that includes Peter Boyle, Gina Gershon and Laurence Fishburne, when he was still calling himself Larry.



Cast & Crew

Captain Ivan Danko Arnold Schwarzenegger
Det Sgt Art Ridzik James Belushi
Lou Donnelly Peter Boyle
Viktor Rostavili Ed O'Ross
Lieutenant Stobbs Laurence Fishburne
Catherine Manzetti Gina Gershon
Sergeant Gallagher Richard Bright
Salim J W Smith
Abdul Elijah Brent Jennings
Hooker Gretchen Palmer
Night clerk Pruitt Taylor Vince
Pat Nunn Michael G Hagerty
Streak Brion James
Director Walter Hill
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray