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      Red Heat

      R Released Jun 17, 1988 1 hr. 43 min. Action List
      69% 26 Reviews Tomatometer 38% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score A Moscow detective (Arnold Schwarzenegger) shows his local police escort (James Belushi) how to hunt a Soviet drug smuggler in Chicago. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 25 Buy Now

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      Red Heat's overreliance on genre formula is bolstered by Walter Hill's rugged direction and a strong touch of humor.

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      Justin W Good old fashion gun action Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Gregory R I always enjoyed this movie. Not the best Arnie movie, far from the worst. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Nawt W Flailing the most stereotypical portrayal of a Soviet cop the 1980s could manifest as the main draw of the story, it unfortunately fails to do anything but the bare minimum with its own concept. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Sometimes you gotta bring the heat down Walter Hill directs an action buddy-cop flick starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Laurence Fishburne, and Gina Gershon A Moscow detective Ivan Danko is hunting a Soviet drug smuggler Viktor Rostavili He follows him to NYC with the help of an American officer Art Ridzik Viktor's wife is also a big part in bringing him down Ultra-violent, action-packed, and two strong leads help the movie be exciting The gun fights are brutal and this moves by pretty quick The final chase involving two buses is filmed very slickly For all its formula the two actors are the best bits seeing the differences of justice between the East and west It's the stuff made for tv but highly entertaining Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/18/23 Full Review max n This is average enough. Not one of Arnold's best movies in my opinion, but Red Heat isn't too bad. Though I wanted to like it a lot more than I did. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review alex k Not the best cop duo action/comedy but entertaining enough! Somehow Bellucci and Schwarzenegger don't make a funny cop duo! However, every time it was on TV over the years I watched it and always enjoyed the cultural differences highlighted! Classic scene in the sauna or later in restaurant as Arnie breaks wooden leg and says Cocaina!! Liked it as a kid, and still do as a grown up! Watching it after so many years in 2022 it's amusing to see how certain jokes were totally fine in 1988 that would be way too controversial and probably be cancelled today! Underrated gem!! 📺🍿 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 10/12/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Variety Staff Variety Schwarzenegger, who when he dons a green suit is dubbed 'Gumby' by Belushi, is right on target with his characterization of the iron-willed soldier, and Belushi proves a quicksilver foil. Jul 6, 2010 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out Surface stuff, moderately contemptuous, but entertaining enough. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times ''Red Heat'' is a topically entertaining variation on the sort of action-adventure nonsense that plays best on television. May 20, 2003 Full Review Mitchell Beaupre Paste Magazine Red Heat is absolutely worth the watch for the first 15 minutes alone. Rated: 6.5/10 Sep 29, 2023 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Red Heat is a fast-paced action comedy, with gun fire, bursting with mishaps all around. [Full review in Spanish] Jul 7, 2022 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com Red Heat is a slick, effective cop movie, revealing that Schwarzenegger could dominate the screen given a role tailored to his unique style Rated: 3/5 Mar 18, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A Moscow detective (Arnold Schwarzenegger) shows his local police escort (James Belushi) how to hunt a Soviet drug smuggler in Chicago.
      Director
      Walter Hill
      Executive Producer
      Mario Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna, Mae Woods
      Screenwriter
      Harry Kleiner, Walter Hill, Troy Kennedy Martin
      Distributor
      TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      Carolco Pictures Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 17, 1988, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 23, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $35.0M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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