Heat (1986)





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A gambling-addicted mercenary comes to Las Vegas in hopes making enough cash to visit Venice, Italy. While there he becomes a bodyguard, tussles with the mob, and generally bets himself into trouble. One day a small timid stranger comes to town and asks the burly bodyguard to teach him how to be tough.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Paramount Pictures

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Burt Reynolds
as Nick Escalante
Diana Scarwid
as Cassie
Peter MacNicol
as Cyrus Kinnick
Karen Young
as Holly
Howard Hesseman
as Pinchus Zion
Alfie Wise
as Felix
Pete Koch
as Tiel
Neil Barry
as Holly
Joanne Jackson
as Millicent
Joey Villa
as Himself
Robert Vento
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Heat

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

The movie is filled with promising starts, but then everything dissolves into a violent action climax.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

An episodic, off-beat film that's aged well. Burt Reynolds is empathetic as a tired, sad and very lethal tough guy with a heart of gold who longs to leave Las Vegas.

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

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July 4, 2005

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May 31, 2005
International Press Academy

When Heat concentrates on the Reynolds/MacNichol relationship, it's superb, well-observed stuff...

Full Review… | January 3, 2005

Audience Reviews for Heat


There are far less entertaining hobbies than being a connoisseur of the almost entirely embarrassing output that has long been the beloved Reynolds' trademark. Props as well for his mocking of another man wearing a toupee, btw. Horribly, horribly good.

Melanie D'Angelo
Melanie D'Angelo

I was leaning towards Deniro's character to survive this tense and outstandingly played movie. I never had a moment to think of anything else during this movie and that doesn't happen with me very often. I'm always stressing things out and this movie gave me some time to stress out something other than my life.Excellent acting,excellent stars,excellent dialog, it should have swept the Oscars! I will soon see "Righteous Kill" and will make my comments on that film and we will see if these 2 super stars ( Deniro and Pacino) hold up after 13 years apart from each other on the screen .

Fred Von During
Fred Von During

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