A liquor store owner sells alcoholic beverages to homeless people, unaware of what the bottles actually contain: toxic brew. The sister of a former U. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend A police Lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased Gemini serial killer, leads him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.
A businessman accidentally kills The Metal Fetishist, who gets his revenge by slowly turning the man into a grotesque hybrid of flesh and rusty metal. A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses. Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops that are chasing crooks that are dead serious about crime. Or should I say they are chasing dead crooks perpetrating serious crimes? Seems some nutcase has learned how to bring back the dead and is sending them on crime sprees.
Now these indestructable goons are in the way of officers Mortis and Bigelow. To even things up, when Mortis is killed in the line of duty, of course he gets a jump start from the Resurrection machine and takes the fight to the zombie bad guys. K VirComm. Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo are two, now get his, mismatched cops. Joe Piscopo is Bigelow, a macho, insensitive lug who only cares about himself Treat Williams is Mortis, a kind, intuitive detective with a promising career ahead of him Fortunately, the case provides them with a means to bring Mortis back.
Now, Bigelow and an undead Mortis race to find Mortis' killer before it's too late The two lead actors have a kind of chemistry and the cast of character actors are dynamite including Darren McGavin, Vincent Price, Robert Picardo, and Key Luke but it is the genre-mixing which steals the show. The butcher shop scene is hilarious and sick, a good indication of where the movie would have went if more freedom had been extended toward the filmmakers. But it remains a neat little flick for the horror lovers and the action buffs everywhere.
Hopefully more and more people will discover this title, but until then, it has a small cult audience. Don't let that stop ya, seek it out. It won't change your life, but it ought to give you a diverting way to spend an hour and a half. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Trouble is, it doesn't do the formula well enough. For one thing, there's no chemistry between Piscopo and Williams. The movie doesn't bring them together well enough.
They feel like they are from two different movies, and this one doesn't acknowledge that or do anything with it.
Obviously the buddies being mismatched is a huge staple of the genre - but they're supposed to bounce off each other, and derive humour from the mismatch. Williams, particularly, seems to be waiting for Piscopo to stop talking before he can get on with the serious business of investigating zombies who have risen from the dead and are committing armed robberies.
Oh, and the fact that he's a zombie as well. I almost forgot to mention that this is a "horror comedy". The movie forgets to mention it as well, for most of the run time. I believe the horror aspect was another attempt to inject new life into the buddy cop formula the movie takes on, but for most of the picture it's just the same tired thing.
It's at the end that the movie finally comes to life, when the necessities of the plot make the horror aspect take centre stage, and we get the long awaited appearance of Vincent Price, who, well into his seventies, is clearly having fun, and I was glad to join in. I had hoped "Dead Heat" would be more entertaining than it was.
I recommend it mostly based on its conclusion, though found it pretty tedious leading up to that. Aaron 6 August For a movie that is not really serious and more comedy than anything else it still has a way to surprise you here and there as well.
There are a couple of instances where I was like "what just happened? However, at its heart I would have to say this is more of a buddy cop movie than anything else, just one that happens to feature zombies and places where the lead guys are pretty much killed. Both Treat Williams and Joe Piscapo do rather good jobs here, you also get to see Vincent Price in one of his last roles, I do believe "Edward Scissorhands" was the actual last movie of his very prestigious career.
The plot is also rather good as it does take a few crazy twists and turns here and there especially if you do not read the plot summary and stuff. I saw this movie as a kid and it really worked because I only knew this movie had zombies in it, I did not know what else was going to happen within the film itself.
There is a point in the movie where one of the surprises was a bit of a downer as some of the comedy left the movie for a bit, but all in all this film was very good, had action and some decent comedy and zombies. FlyBoyDC 8 July Heated violence is interwoven with horror and humor in this outlandish tale. For, every single day these police officers must deal with pimps, drug pushers, child molesters, and criminal psychopaths.
Until one unlucky day, a seemingly routine jewelry store robbery becomes an incident of unparalleled horror. At first glance, it was a jewel heist. The two robbers involved in the robbery have found themselves confronted by cops everywhere.
These crooks have no choice but to make an exit. With guns blazing, the cops and crooks viciously attack each other. By the end, everything turned into a senseless bloodbath with lots of fatalities. It took more than a thousand bullets to take out these robbers. Mortis and Bigelow discover some peculiar experiments being conducted at Dante Laboratories. A criminal mastermind is attempting to bring dead criminals back to life through the use of a rejuvenator.
Not only are these walking corpses trained in the usage of firearms, but they are bad to the bone! Hell hath no fury like the undead out for vengeance! Never before did these heroic but bumbling cops have to encounter the walking dead!
The grisly armies of the undead are under his command. Will our heroes be able to annihilate the walking dead? Or will they join in their ranks? Rather, this is a tale of a "good cop, dead cop. Zombies, bad guys, mad scientists, more zombies, and Joe Piscopo! Do not forget that legendary exploding ambulance! What more could you ask for? You know that any movie which begins with two lunatics haphazardly shooting police officers as if they were sitting targets must be an ineffectual film, ad nauseam.
It is rude how often Piscopo always intermittently improvises his one-liners right in the middle of some conversation. Piscopo here has the personality of a "dumb" high school jock. Piscopo is such an irresponsible cop. As well, in the second half of the movie, everything falls apart thanks to plot implausibility and impossible twists.
This film also loses its energy as well. Of course not! This film does have its. The man to man alliance between the two leads is actually developed. The chemistry between these two characters works. The highlights are some rather wild special effects which accompany this grandiose feature. The zombies look VERY ugly and the gunshot wounds are particularly bloodstained.
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