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R| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
A Moscow detective (Arnold Schwarzenegger) shows his local police escort (James Belushi) how to hunt a Soviet drug smuggler in Chicago.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger , James Belushi , Peter Boyle , Ed O'Ross , Larry Fishburne , Gina Gershon , Richard Bright , Oleg Vidov

Director: Walter Hill

Genres: Action

Distributor: TriStar Pictures

Red Heat (1988)

Release Date: June 17th, 1988|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • 63
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Red Heat, the new Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie, avoids most of the usual action-movie gimmicks and is better for it. It co-stars Jim Belushi and opens around town today. [17 Jun 1988, p.E1] show more

  • 50
    USA Today

    Maybe it's too much to ask that rationality and surprise accompany Heat's blood, bullets and busted-up cars. Red Heat is just lukewarm. [17 Jun 1988, p.1D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The film is punctuated by violence, a great deal of violence, although most of it is exaggerated comic-book style instead of being truly gruesome. Walking that fine line is a speciality of Hill, who once simulated the sound of a fist on a chin by making tape recordings of Ping-Pong paddles slapping leather sofas. show more

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