City Heat – 1984

City Heat - 1984 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Overview

A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant–once partners, now bitter enemies–reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

 
 

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City Heat - 1984 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Lieutenant Speer
  • Burt Reynolds – Mike Murphy
  • Jane Alexander – Addy
  • Madeline Kahn – Caroline Howley

Director

  • Richard Benjamin

Plot

Kansas City in the 1930s: private investigator Mike Murphy’s partner is brutally murdered when he tries to blackmail a mobster with his secret accounting records. When a rival gang boss goes after the missing records, ex-policeman Murphy is forced to team up again with his ex-partner Lieutenant Speer, even though they can’t stand each other, to fight both gangs before KC erupts in a mob war.

Critical Reception

“While the movie is fun, it is not funny enough. Blake Edwards saved better material for his Pink Panther movies I guess.” – DKOSTY – IMDB

“Critics were quick to dismiss this Christmas 1984 release as a bomb which it certainly appeared to be beside the Eddie Murphy blockbuster, “Beverly Hills Cop,” in release at the same time. It is disappointing (Edwards would likely have given it more class), but by no means a dud. It breezes along at a comfortable pace, mixes its laughs evenly with action, and should make for a satisfying indulgence for fans of the two stars.” – Fairbanks – IMDB

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