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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Worst action movie I have ever seen.Very poor acting on Schwarzenegger's part.Published 9 months ago by Sheila
Bought this for my brother. He loves this movie.Happy to have found it. He has quite a large collection and was happy to add this.Published 24 months ago by Elaine Tomkinson
In "Red Heat", Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an iron-man Russian police officer who chases a rather nasty drug czar to Chicago. Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2003 by Vagabond77
This is an awsome movie. It stars Jim Bekushi and Arnold Schwarenegger. I like the part where they chicken with a bus and almost kill the bad guy.Published on Oct. 8 2003 by Daniel Bishop
Yes ! Mister ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER in this splendid movie still play admirably, wonderfully a secret agent of K.G.B in the old-established which was the U.R.S.S. MOTHERLAND ! Read morePublished on March 3 2003 by B. ALAIN
Ivan Danko (Schwarzenegger), a Russian police officer is sent to Chicago to find a psychopathic drug dealer. His new partner is Jim Belushi! Read morePublished on May 28 2002 by Timotee
Red Heat is a 4 star movie because I like How Jim and Arnold play off of each other well in the movie and it shows how the russians and the usa are totally different but can still... Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2002 by Ted C Robinson Jr.
There is nothing very new here,and indeed,it can be taken as a reprise of director Walter Hill's earlier and similarly themed movie "48 Hours"
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