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monkeyfoot 2/27/2013 8:06:05 AM

I'm no fan of this movie either. I understand it was supposed to be campy and a spoof but for me it just didn't do that job. Despite its FX it came across as cheap and low budget.

I distinctly remember when this came out. It was one of those years where every studio exec or screenwriter must have been hanging out in the same bars and everybody came up with a variant of the same idea all at once. It was the "Cop partnered with a _____".

We had Alien Heat with aliens and Red Heat with a communist cop (Arnold). We had cops with dogs (Hanks & Belushi), cops with kids (Chuck Norris), and even cops with their mom (Stallone). All had various levels of success and only a couple of them I actually liked: Red because it had Arnold and Alien which I thought didn't do a good job with its idea but it led to the TV show version which I really enjoyed.

Dead Heat was DOA for me though. It just didn't do enough of anything it was trying to do for my tastes.

DaForce1 2/27/2013 8:27:39 AM

 I actually lump this in with my so-bad-they're-good B movies. Movies like "Blood Diner", "Night of the Creeps", etc. The butcher shop scene alone usually wins over people when I show them this movie. It's dumb fun that I usually reserve for Halloween. 

redhairs99 2/27/2013 9:04:38 AM

 monkeyfoot, did you mean Alien Nation?

monkeyfoot 2/27/2013 10:33:15 AM

Redhairs, you're right. But actually, I'm sort of right too. I remember reading that Alien Nation was originally called Alien Heat but with Red & Dead Heat coming out the same year they changed the title. I must have subconsciously brought that up out of my head when I wrote my first comment.

mellowdoux 2/27/2013 10:46:59 AM

 @Monkeyfoot

You're right about the name-change, but wrong about the working title. 

The original working title of Alien Nation was Outer Heat.

monkeyfoot 2/27/2013 12:46:10 PM

Thanks for the fact check, Mellowdoux.

thezillaman 2/28/2013 1:00:34 AM

 Dead Heat, wow i still like rhat movie i watch it every other year, it's just crazy fun Zombie Cops, see now i know some peolle that hate remakes but Dead Heat would be fucking great to remake... 

Roqueja 2/28/2013 6:17:18 AM

The butcher shop scene is definately what I loved about this movie the most as well DaForce.  It's the kind of scene that sticks with you long after the movie is over.

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