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Story

After scoring a hit with the Eddie Murphy-Nick Nolte cop thriller 48 Hours, director Walter Hill returned to the buddy formula with this half-ridiculous, half-invigorating action flick about humorless Russian cop Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger). He follows a drug dealer from Moscow to Chicago, where he's matched up with city cop Art Ridzik (James Belushi), whose work ethic is considerably more relaxed. Most of the humor revolves around Danko's grumpy reaction to good ol' American capitalism, while Ridzik urges him to chill out. Red Heat is not bad as action comedies go, but only if you get into the absurd spirit of this predictable fare, in which the unlikely buddies get to wisecrack and act casually while mayhem erupts everywhere they go. Incidentally, Red Heat was the first American film allowed to shoot in Moscow's Red Square. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Interactive Menus
  • Production Notes
  • Scene Access
  • Cast & Crew Bio
  • Theatrical Trailer

Cast

Arnold SchwarzeneggerCapt. Ivan Danko
James BelushiDet. Sgt. Art Ridzik
Peter BoyleCmdr. Lou Donnelly
Ed O'RossViktor 'Rosta' Rostavili
Laurence FishburneLt. Charlie Stobbs
Gina GershonCatherine 'Cat' Manzetti
Richard BrightDet. Sgt. Gallagher
J.W. SmithSalim
Brent JenningsAbdul Elijah
Mike HagertyPatt Nunn
Brion JamesStreak
Sven-Ole ThorsenNikolai

  • Genre: Adventure Movies
  • Director: Walter Hill
  • Producer: Artisan
  • Length: 106 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJun 17, 1988
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMar 18, 2003
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