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Desert Heat (1999)




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A group of bullies terrorizing a small town meet their match in the Muscles From Brussels in this action drama. Eddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a drifter who has been in a suicidal funk since the death of his close friend Johnny (Danny Trejo). Riding his motorcycle into a small desert town where Johnny once lived, Lomax is confronted by a gang of toughs, who beat him and steal his bike. However, Lomax is not a man to take an injustice lying down, and soon he begins exacting a violent revenge on the men who stole his motorcycle, with local handyman Jubal Early (Pat Morita) lending a hand and several area ladies offering aid and comfort. Inferno (which was also released under the titles Desert Heat and Coyote Moon) was directed by John G. Avildsen, though Danny Mulroon is credited on some prints.more
Rating: R (for violence, language, some drug use and a sex scene)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom O'Rourke
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 28, 1999
Viacom International


Priscilla Pointer
as Mrs. Howard
Jim Hanks
as Bus Driver
Jeff Kober
as Beserko
Robert Symonds
as Mr. Howard
Steve Adell
as Joe Bob
Natalie Barish
as Old Woman Buyer
Philip Bruns
as Old Man Buyer
Ray Chang
as Mr. Chang
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Critic Reviews for Desert Heat

All Critics (5)

You've seen it before, so why bother seeing Jean-Claude Van Damme go through the paces in this straight-to-tape howler?

Full Review… | January 3, 2009

Oscar-winning director John Avildsen wisely removed his name in favor of a pseudonym on this forgettable direct-to-video Van Damme vehicle.

October 15, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Doused by a mediocre plot and poor plot escapes.

Full Review… | March 11, 2003
Apollo Guide

June 18, 2005

June 1, 2005
International Press Academy

Audience Reviews for Desert Heat

This Van Damme dud almost warranted a "so bad it's good review," but then I realized it was just really, really bad. All this from the director of ROCKY no less?

Michael S

Super Reviewer

Jean-Claude Van Damme's desert action is fine as the loner willing to call it a day when he is attacked by a biker gang. He finds a new reason for living when he vows to get even.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer


AROOOOO! HAHA COME AND GET ME!! *BLAM BLAM* /dies. Trejo's best role yet.

jason davis

Super Reviewer

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