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Red Heat

  • Action
  • Crime/detective
  • 1988
  • Walter Hill
  • 99 mins
  • 18

Summary

Action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Belushi. When Moscow policeman Captain Ivan Danko is sent to the US to track down a Russian drug dealer, he is partnered with Art Ridzik, a brash Chicago detective whose style of policing proves to be in total contrast to that of the militaristic Danko.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Captain Ivan DankoArnold Schwarzenegger
Det Sgt Art RidzikJames Belushi
Lou DonnellyPeter Boyle
Viktor RostaviliEd O'Ross
Lieutenant StobbsLaurence Fishburne
Catherine ManzettiGina Gershon
Sergeant GallagherRichard Bright
SalimJ W Smith
Abdul ElijahBrent Jennings
HookerGretchen Palmer
Night clerkPruitt Taylor Vince
Pat NunnMichael G Hagerty
StreakBrion James

Crew

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DirectorWalter Hill

Details

Released on
1989-01-13
Languages
English | Russian | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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