Red Heat

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Carolco Released 1988

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Movie Summary

Director:
Walter Hill
Released:
1988
Rating:
R

Red Heat centers around a very unlikely team of crime-fighting men as they face a most threatening, high-ranking criminal. Ivan Danko is a reputable Russian law enforcement officer and a man of few words. Art Ridzic is a loud, lousy detective working for the Chicago police department. Although Danko and Ridzic couldn't be anymore unlike one another, they are forced to join forces to fight a seemingly unstoppable Soviet drug lord named Viktor Rostavili. The movie follows Danko and Ridzic in their many failed attempts to catch Viktor. As they chase him all over the city of Chicago.

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Metacritic Score

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    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 speci...

  • 70

    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 quicksilve...

  • 60

    The New York Times Vincent Canby

    Red Heat is a topically entertaining variation on the sort of action-adventure nonsense that plays best on television. Mr. Hill's touch is heavy when he takes himself seriously. Ho...

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Capt. Ivan Danko

James Belushi

James Belushi

Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik

Peter Boyle (I)

Peter Boyle (I)

Cmdr. Lou Donnelly

Gina Gershon

Gina Gershon

Catherine 'Cat' Manzetti

Brent Jennings

Brent Jennings

Abdul Elijah

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    • Domestic Gross - $34,994,648 (31st)

      Domestic Adjusted for 2013 - $69,478,425

    • Production Companies:
      Lone Wolf
      Oak Pictures
      TriStar
      (distributor)
      Columbia Pictures
      (distributor)

    • Filming locations include:
      Wicker Park, West Town, Chicago, Illinois
      Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois
      Budapest, Hungary
      Chicago, Illinois
      Los Angeles, California
      Moscow, Russia
      Red Square, Kitai-gorod, Tverskoy District, Moscow, Russia
      Schladming, Steiermark, Austria

    • Tagline:
      Moscow's toughest detective. Chicago's craziest cop. There's only one thing worse than making them mad. Making them partners.

    • Music:
      Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution
      Written by Sergei Prokofiev
      Disko Yuk
      Written and Performed by Michael Welsh
      New Age Again
      Written and Performed by Michael Welsh
      Jackin' National Anthem
      Written by Mickey Oliver & Cheese
      Stranger on the Shore
      Written by Acker Bilk & Robert Mellin

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Themes

Crime