- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 46 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 7, 2004
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Lions Gate
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Collectors Edition
- Special Edition
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Additional Release Material:
- Featurette: I'm Not A Russian But I Play One - Ed O'Ross
- Interviews with Cast and Crew:
Making Of: TV Special
- East Meets West
- Bennie Dobbins: A Stuntman fo All Seasons
- TV Spots
- Theatrical Trailer
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Los Angeles Times - 06/17/1988
"...RED HEAT is directed in a fiery, muscular, pop-graphic style....The movie twists up the expectations..."
A highly disciplined Russian detective (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and a fearless, but undisciplined Chicago cop (Jim Belushi) are one mismatched team hot on the trail of Russia's deadliest drug smuggler throughout the mean streets of Chicago.
Viktor, a narcotics kingpin in the USSR, leaves the country and heads for Chicago. Subsequently, Russia's brawniest (and sternest) officer follows him to the Windy City, where he teams up with a loud-mouthed American cop. Together the mismatched, culture-clashing, rule-breaking duo attempt to track down the nefarious Viktor.
- Copyright 1988 Carolco Pictures Inc.