Dead Heat (1988) - Action, Comedy, Horror

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A cop and his undead partner must chase down the diabolical villain who killed him.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 73 found boring (9.58%)

One-line Reviews (33)

Plus a stunning performance by of course Treat Williams who has THE best one-liner on the face of the planet, and it's in this film.

If on the other hand you want an action packed, leave your brain in the lobby, tongue in cheek zombie flick, with a side order of buddy-cops take on dastardly criminals thrown in then you aren't going to get much better than this.

Horror legend Vincent Price appears in a couple scenes and he's certainly worth watching, although he too isn't given much to do.

Seriously, don't waste your time.

Not that it really matters, having enough action in several great chases and shootouts to really overcome that flaw, and has enough of a sense of humor to be enjoyable without overbearing, though it does need some help from the villain who has a laughable motive and really could've done with some help here.

It is hailed by a fair number of those I have subjected to it as the worst movie they've ever seen.

It lasts all of like ten seconds but it's worth watching at least for that one fine moment of action cinema.

I recommend it mostly based on its conclusion, though found it pretty tedious leading up to that.

All of which these actors have scenes that are enjoyable to watch.

Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo are an engaging odd couple as police detectives Roger Mortis (good one) and Doug Bigelow, pursuing the case of lowlife bad guys who won't stay dead and go about their ordinary business of robbing jewelry stores.

8/10 I say, but judging by some of the other IMBD reviews others wouldn't (boring gits!

These moments are as insanely entertaining as the likes of RE-ANIMATOR and SOCIETY and so deserve special mention.

This is a mostly interesting and entertaining mix of a horror flick with an 80's buddy cop movie.

It has a fast pace and some good special effects (the disintegration of a woman, etc), but too many repetitive puns about the dead cop's condition (OK.

Crossing horror with the buddy cop genre with success, this movie is fast, funny and action packed with a tongue and cheek approach.

Neither Chandra or I remembered much about it, but we both enjoyed it more than we expected.

Definitely one of the more enjoyable and well pulled-off of these types of hybrid films...

While the SFX are great, especially when all the animals in a chinese restaurant, including half pigs, come to life, the story is mundane.

The FX hold up well, even 16 years later, and it's just an enjoyable film.

That's not to say the ending isn't comical, action packed or even ends on a good note.

"Dead Heat" is a boring film.

Great action packed film.

Entertaining 80's horror comedy cop action film.

possibly the worst movie ever made .

Co-starring Darren McGavin, Lindsay Frost and Keye Luke (The old man from "Gremlins"), the film is a highly entertaining and action packed Sci-fi horror action comedy spoof that combines all genres in one movie.

Rather fun and enjoyable 80s cheese-fest, mixing in the zombie genre with some buddy-cop action movie formulas and managing to make it work, although it's entry as a normal, traditional zombie movie is obviously in question.

Dead Heat is an enjoyable genre hybrid that has enough scares for the horror label, enough laughs for the comedic name, and enough high speed moments to be branded an action film.

To be honest, I had to have a coffee to stay awake.

The acting by the two leads (Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo) is good, they manage to keep their partnership fun and enjoyable throughout, and the script is actually very funny at times.

The lab fight is really fun and entertaining, and the house shootout/fight is graphic and well-staged.

And any film that feature Vincent Price in a white suit, and a man exploding, is worth watching...

In the end, the movie produces an enjoyable ride for action fans.

It mixes these genres in hope to create not a great film, but an enjoyable zombie film with plenty of wit and fun.