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Dead Heat (1988)


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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

Sep 20, 2011

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On the screen, it seems to be like a walking corpse itself: jerking around malevolently, with putrefying limbs, a fixed, grisly smile on its face and absolutely no spontaneity.

May 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Williams and Piscopo seem to be on autopilot when delivering their lines, not relating to one another, not picking up each other`s timing.

May 13, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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[A] sci-fi, low-tech comedy horror show.

May 21, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A disastrous attempt at blending comedy and horror.

May 13, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A real stinker in 1988, and it hasn't improved with age.

October 9, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Despite the overwhelming demand for Treat Williams/Joe Piscopo team-ups, this effort remains surprisingly hard to find.

August 26, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Dead Heat

This movie is utterly ridiculous, mindless ,and forgettable. Having said that, it was kinda fun, and the special effects are done nicely, so it wasn't too horrible to watch. In fact it's a black comedy mixed with a buddy cop comedy, so it does make you laugh a bit, but with a combination like that you have to be careful. This movie is not careful enough with that balance, and it comes off as neither over the top cheesy goodness, nor a masterpiece, just something in between. The story starts to get muddled, the machine is over used, the actors are annoying. It's an okay movie, overall, but not good.
January 28, 2012

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Hahaha now this was a fun flick, Treat Williams, who looks Strangely like Bill Pullman, is pretty cool here. Piscopo looks solid n buffed and apart from the non funny lines its a great blast. Wicked 80's style everything, effects, clothes, cars etc...Steve Johnson did the effects, thats how I found out about this, in a monster effects book, saw the three faced zombie and thought, yep, I gotta see that.
July 18, 2009

Super Reviewer

Way bettter than it had any right to be...but the concept alone makes it worth seeing
September 18, 2008

Super Reviewer

The entire time I watched the movie. I was thinking to myself. Why didn't I see this sooner? It is over-the-top, gory, funny, and has some really awesome special effects. This movie has everything you could possibly want. If you enjoy these types of movies. Which I do! So, I enjoyed this film immensely.
December 28, 2012
Jason Reneau

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    1. Randi James: Oh, you're hurt!
    2. Roger Mortis: Lady, I'm fucking dead.
    – Submitted by Matthew B (3 months ago)
    1. Doug Bigelow: That's it. From now on I'm a vegetarian.
    – Submitted by Erik M (19 months ago)
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