Heat (1972)

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The action centers on a rundown Hollywood motel, where former TV star Joey Davis (Joe Dallesandro) takes up residence while he looks for work. He sleeps with the grotesque landlady (Pat Ast of Reform School Girls) for a discount on rent, but his sights are set on a Hollywood comeback. He meets a masochistic lesbian (Andrea Feldman) whose mother is Sally Todd (Sylvia Miles), a faded celebrity. Joe moves in on the Norma Desmond-like Todd, hoping to secure a job. Poor Joe (who never once gave it away) must choose between Todd, Ast, and Feldman, while failing to advance his career in the slightest.

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Critic Reviews for Heat

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1)

Heat feels like a cobbled-together conclusion to this so-called trilogy, a movie that offers little of what made the other offerings...so terrific in the first place.

Nov 30, 2005 | Rating: 82/100 | Full Review…

Morrissey turns to fame and travels from New York to Los Angeles for this outrageously funny but almost painfully sharp comedy.

Aug 26, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I got off on it.

Jun 17, 2005 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Heat

The triad: outrageous, hilarious, and sad. Pat Ast, Sylvia Miles, and Andrea Feldman are extraordinary.

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