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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 zombie bad guys.
These cops are on the biggest murder case of their lives... their own.
Title: Dead Heat
Release Date: May 06, 1988
Runtime: 86 mins
All Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 5.5
Brimstone Pit Rating: 6.5 - (Rate This Horror Movie)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
Treat Williams ...Det. Roger Mortis
Joe Piscopo ...Det. Doug Bigelow
Lindsay Frost ...Randi James
Darren McGavin ...Dr. Ernest McNab
Vincent Price ...Arthur P. Loudermilk
Clare Kirkconnell ...Dr. Rebecca Smythers
Keye Luke ...Mr. Thule
Robert Picardo ...Lieutenant Herzog
Mel Stewart ...Captain Mayberry
Professor Toru Tanaka ...Butcher
Martha Quinn ...Newscaster
Ben Mittleman ...Bob
Peter Kent ...Smitty
Cate Caplin ...Saleswoman
Monica Lewis ...Mrs. Von Heisenberg
Peggy O'Brien ...Jewelry Store Manager
Chip Heller ...Wilcox
Steven R. Bannister ...The Thing
Lew Hopson ...Whitfield
Tom Nolan ...Jonas
Steve Itkin ...Freman
Shane Black ...Patrolman
Michael Saad ...Guard #1 (as Mike Saad)
Monty Cox ...Guard #2
Monty Ash ...Walter
H. Ray Huff ...Cop
Pons Maar ...Pool Zombie
Dawan Scott ...Pool Zombie
Ivan E. Roth ...End Zombie
Ron Taylor ...Shoot Out Zombie
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Michael L. Meltzer
More Movie Taglines:
- These cops are on the biggest murder case of their lives... their own.
- You can't keep a good cop dead.
- Randi James: Hey, you're hurt! Roger Mortis: Lady, I'm fuckin' dead.
[last lines] Doug Bigelow: Roger, I think this is the end of a beautiful friendship.
Doug Bigelow: [He shuts the porno mag the clerk's being reading] Sorry to interrupt your erection!
Doug Bigelow: [to a dead body] You are under arrest. You have the right to remain disgusting.
Roger Mortis: The most important thing for me to do right now is to find whoever did this to me. You understand that, Becky? Doug Bigelow: I'll personally rip his heart out with my bare hands, Roger... hold it in the palm of my hand... and we'll watch it stop beating together. Roger Mortis: That's nice, Doug... but let's find him first.
- The lead character is called Roger Mortis. Mortis is the Latin word for "death".
The lead character is Roger Mortis. Mortis is the Latin word for "death".
SPOILER: Writer Terry Black was approached by New World Pictures to write a sequel to Dead Heat. Black told a New World executive that a sequel would be hard to do because all the main characters died at the end of the first film. The executive responded "you've got a resurrection machine... you figure it out." The sequel however was never made.
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