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Red Heat (Widescreen/Full Screen) (Bilingual)

Arnold Schwarzenegger , James Belushi , Walter Hill    R (Restricted)   DVD
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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

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4.0 out of 5 stars James and Arnold, a daring duo Oct. 10 2004
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
A fun shoot-im-up with lots of good chase scenes and a few good plot twists. One of the things that make the movie is Arnold going around strait faced and like the terminator without the metal endoskeleton.
Thoroughly rotten bad guy and drug dealer Viktor Rostavile `Rosta' (Ed O'Toss) flees the USSR after encountering Capt. Ivan Danko `USSR State Police'. We find that he has big plans in Chicago where he plans to do a deal with Abdul Elijah `incarcerated Revolutionary political leader' (Brent Jennings). Abdul has an agenda of his own. Everyone's plans must be adjusted as Danko turns up in Chicago and teams up with Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik `Chicago Police Dept.' (James Belushi) to track down and retrieve Rosta.
In the process of tracking we meet all kinds of dangerous criminals and beautiful women. Ridzik almost gets killed because of his instant affinity with a blond wayward nurse; he is in for a surprise. We also have the obligatory vehicle chase scene with a different twist.
Aside from the main players there are quite a few recognizable character actors which add significantly the movie.
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3.0 out of 5 stars But it's a FUN "Heat"... May 31 2004
Format:DVD
Ahh... nothin' like an over-the-top Schwarzenegger vehicle to get me over my 80s action flick D.T.s! And ya gotta admit, 'Red Heat' can be pretty hokey at times. Take Arnie's weird attempt at a Russian accent, for example. Except for switchin' his Vs with Ws like Chekov from 'Star Trek' (bet'cha ten-to-one Walter Koenig actually helped him out with his "accent"), he sounds pretty much the same as he always did... only with more of a monotone, if such a thing is possible. And his emoting of anger (the only emotion most of his characters seem capable of doing) is just as bad as ever. Needless to say, I love every campy moment of it!
Then there's Jim Belushi, the comedic side of this preposterous fish-out-of-water buddy-cop story as he plays the kinda character he does better than almost anybody: a wise-@$$ who's always got some kinda smart-aleck comeback for everything. Ya know, kinda like Bill Murray, except a bit beefier, thereby making him a more suitable action-film sidekick. Not only does he help the main man out by tracking down a Soviet drug dealer through the mean streets of Chicago, he also helps set up the smattering of culture-clash gags going throughout the movie for his stoic partner to knock down... and vice-versa. And just when ya thought all that 'glastnost' and 'perestroika' stuff wasn't gonna work out...
And what's an Arnie flick without a few hilariously implausible action scenes? They save the best for last here as both the bad guy and the good guys do a charter bus chase & game of 'chicken' through a seedy area of the windy city, with one of the buses meetin' up with a train. Warner Bros. would lift the latter part of this action sequence from this flick and do it a lot better in "The Fugitive" movie several years later.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the ideal "Arnie movie" Jan. 5 2002
Format:DVD
Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is a tough Moscow cop on the trail of Viktor Rostavili (Ed O'Ross) the drug dealer who killed his partner. When Viktor turns up in Chicago, having paid an American woman to marry him and being held by the local police on minor charges, Danko is sent to bring him back.
The Soviet government does not want to tell the Americans just how important a prisoner they have and so, unalerted to the danger, the Chicago cops arrange a casual handover and the rest of Viktor's gang manage to spring him. In the process, one of the two Chicago cops with Danko is killed and that leaves him and Art Ridzik (James Belushi) together on a mission. They have both lost a partner to Viktor and they want to get him.
Thrown into the mix is the inevitable element that both men are seen as unreliable by their superiors and that, while they start out with a lot of mutual suspicion, it turns into respect as they become buddies.
All of the above sounds pretty much the standard Hollywood cop story formula and that does not bode well but this movie wins on its execution and balance. It's very well edited with a constant but not overwhelming flow of action and a script that gives both Belushi and Schwarzenegger occasion to deliver moments of levity.
Both leads are well cast and they do a good job together and you can believe not just in the characters but in the way that they rub along together.
Despite the fact that parts of the movie were shot in Russia and Eastern Europe using local actors, the movie does not seem to move beyond a stereotyped view of the people and country. That is really just a small criticism though and the important thing is that this is one of the best buddy-cop movies around.
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Format:VHS Tape
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"
Arnie plays a Soviet policeman sent to Chicago to bring back the Soviet Union's premiere drug dealer.He is "assisted",if that is indeed the appropriate word ,by a slobbish Chicago cop,played by James Belushi.Naturally it is not a routine assignment and much mayhem ensues before the predictable ending/The scenes in Russia are well staged and there is a chase sequence in Chicago,between two buses that makes a change from the more predictable cars.
Schwartzenneger is an under-appreciated comedic talent and his grim monosyllabic characterization is offset by Belushi's more fluid,and seemingly improvised style
The Soviets,or at least the Russians ,come out of this in a positive light (the villain is ,Arnie is at pains to point out a Georgian---interestingly so was the villified Stalin)I wonder if this is significant in securing Soviet co-operation in location shooting in Moscow.
There are some nice one-liners and the whole thing is diverting enough brain candy propelled along with the director's customary assured professionalism
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5.0 out of 5 stars was told It's Great
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 13 months ago by Elaine Tomkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars great odd couple buddy cop movie(east vs west)
if you like buddy cop movies,you should like this one.the film stars
Arnie as strait laced, no nonsense Moscow detective Captain Ivan
Danko,who must team up with loose... Read more
Published on Aug. 20 2007 by falcon
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent action comedy.
In "Red Heat", Arnold Schwarzenegger plays an iron-man Russian police officer who chases a rather nasty drug czar to Chicago. Read more
Published on Nov. 14 2003 by Vagabond77
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an awsome movie
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
5.0 out of 5 stars TWO ENTITYS DIAMETRELY OPPOSITES ARE SO GOOD !
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 more
Published on March 3 2003 by B. ALAIN
5.0 out of 5 stars Dank You Arnold!
Ivan Danko (Schwarzenegger), a Russian police officer is sent to Chicago to find a psychopathic drug dealer. His new partner is Jim Belushi! Read more
Published on May 28 2002 by Timotee
4.0 out of 5 stars Mixdoctor Movie Expert
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 more
Published on Jan. 1 2002 by Ted C Robinson Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Arnold at his best
I like this movie especially for the Soundtrack. If you like Schwarzenegger, this movie is worth to be seen. Read more
Published on Oct. 30 2001 by H. Thomas
4.0 out of 5 stars US-USSR humor before the fall of the Wall
A Soviet police officer is sent to Chicago to arrest and repatriate a Georgian criminal wanted in the Soviet Union of old. Read more
Published on April 20 2001 by Jacques COULARDEAU
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