Red Heat

Red Heat

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Director: Walter Hill

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle

     
 

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi team up to fight crime behind the Iron Curtain in this Cold War-era crime drama, which gets a polished release on DVD. Red Heat has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in twoSee more details below

Overview

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Belushi team up to fight crime behind the Iron Curtain in this Cold War-era crime drama, which gets a polished release on DVD. Red Heat has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The audio has been mastered in two formats, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround; the dialogue is in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish. Bonus materials include the movie's original theatrical trailer, four television spots, and four documentary shorts on various aspects of the film's production.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
Despite being a bit late to the game as far as '80s buddy flicks go, Red Heat is a solid comedic actioner helmed by the man who started the trend with 48 Hrs., Walter Hill. As a duo, Belushi and Schwarzenegger don't quite set the screen on fire, but their banter is fun as Arnold is made to repeat ridiculous American phrases for laughs, while Belushi hoots and hollers about coffee the whole time. Slick with style, the film benefits from some tense shoot-out scenes as well as a deliciously nasty villain in Ed O'Ross (who would team up with Hill again in the dreadful Another 48 Hrs.). Best known for Arnold's naked fight in the snow, the film finds the action star flexing his pecks once more through another wooden Terminator-like performance -- obviously aided here by his wild fashion stylings which include monstrous shoulder pads and out-of-control spiky hair, along with man-cake and eyeliner to top it all off. Gina Gershon, Peter Boyle, and Laurence Fishbourne join in for the ride, but it's all about the headlining star's almost-chemistry as they guide the film from one taut action scene to another. Red Heat didn't exactly put the end-all-be-all nail in the buddy cop genre, but it is a satisfying entry that delivers the goods by its bus-demolishing end.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/2004
UPC:
0012236130437
Original Release:
1988
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
12,677

Special Features

Closed Caption; Newly remastered 16 x 9 widescreen feature; 5.1 Dolby Digital and 2.0 Dolby Digital Sound; East Meets West: The challenge of making "Red Heat," featuring original interviews with cast and crew; "A Stunt Man for All Seasons": A special look at the legendary career of the man behind the stunts on Red Heat; "I'm Not a Russian, But I Play One on TV": Ed O'Ross interview; Original making-of TV special; Original TV spots; Theatrical trailer; English and Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger Capt. Ivan Danko
Jim Belushi Det. Sgt. Art Ridzik
Peter Boyle Police Comdr. Lou Donnelly
Ed O'Ross Victor Rostavili
Laurence Fishburne Lt. Stobbs
Gina Gershon Cat Manzetti
Richard Bright Sgt. Gallagher
Brent Jennings Abdul Elijah
Savely Kramarov Gregor Moussorsky
Gene Scherer Consul Stepanovich
Pruitt Taylor Vince Night Clerk
J.W. Smith Salim
Gretchen Palmer Hooker
Marjorie Bransfeld Waitress
Eric Mansker Ali
Michael Hagerty Pat Nunn
Brion James Streak
Gloria Delaney Intern
Peter Jason TV Announcer
Oleg Vidov Yuri Ogarkov
Tengiz Borisoff Josep Baroda
Roger Callard Pytor Tatomovich
Gabor Koncz Vagran Rostavili
Geza Balkay Col. Kulikov
Zsolt Kortvelyessy Lt. Redetsky
Janos Ban Officer
Masanori Toguchi Mongol Hippy
Sven Ole Thorsen Nikolai
Norbert Novenyi Sacha
Istvan Etlenyi Yegor
George Gati Piano Player
Peter Marikovsky Waiter
Gabor Nemeth Gangster
Istvan Vajas Gangster
Peter Kis Gangster
Atilla Fasi Gangster
Lew Hopson Jamal
Jason Ronard Nelligan
Gigi Vorgan Audrey
Allan Graf Prison Guard
Kurt Fuller Detective
Bruno Acalinas Detective
Christopher Mankiewicz Cop in Hospital
Bob O'Donnell Newsie
Luis Contreras Lupo
Christopher Anthony Young Hooligan
William McConnell Police Photographer
Ed de Fusco Police Photographer
Joey D. Vieira Man at Phone Booth
Mike Adams Railroad Engineer

Technical Credits
Walter Hill Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Donn Aron Editor
Acker Bilk Songwriter
Ernie Bishop Set Decoration/Design
Jackie Burch Casting
Gordon Carroll Producer
Michael Corenblith Art Director
Freeman Davies Editor
Carmel Davies Editor
Jeff Dawn Makeup
James R. Dyer Asst. Director
Ginger Farley Choreography
Michael Germain Makeup
Mark Gomez Choreography
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
James Horner Score Composer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Harry Kleiner Screenwriter
Liva Kovats Art Director
Matthew Leonetti Cinematographer
Troy Kennedy Martin Screenwriter
Robert Mellin Songwriter
Dan Moore Costumes/Costume Designer
Cheese Mixin' Music Songwriter
Nick Navarro Set Decoration/Design
Mickey Oliver Songwriter
Dirk Petersmann Production Designer
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
John Vallone Production Designer
Mae Woods Associate Producer
Ernst Wurzer Art Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Bath House Brawl [4:17]
2. Main Titles [2:34]
3. Pulling Your Leg [4:27]
4. Slippery Viktor [3:11]
5. Men With Needs [4:12]
6. Welcome to Chicago [4:30]
7. Danko Very Much [4:00]
8. Captain and Commander [5:17]
9. Escaping Extradition [5:02]
10. The Point Man [4:56]
11. The Soviet Method [4:01]
12. Mutual Marxists [4:37]
13. The Cat Trap [4:23]
14. Shoot the Politicians First [3:51]
15. Contempt for Life [5:24]
16. Hospi-Fatality [6:06]
17. Grim Banter [5:14]
18. The Key Collectors [4:49]
19. Hotel Shootout [3:42]
20. Cashing Out [1:00]
21. Forced Busing [4:17]
22. Chicken in a Bus [4:03]
23. Do Svi Danya [3:37]
24. End Credits [2:47]

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