Dead Heat
Dead Heat (1988)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 6, 1988
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

On the screen, it seems to be like a walking corpse itself: jerking around malevolently, with putrefying limbs, a fixed, grisly smile on its face and absolutely no spontaneity.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...succeeds solely as a showcase for some admittedly jaw-dropping special effects.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A real stinker in 1988, and it hasn't improved with age.

Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune

Williams and Piscopo seem to be on autopilot when delivering their lines, not relating to one another, not picking up each other`s timing.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

That it is awkwardly conceived, the premise is absurd and it's just not funny, are its major flaws.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Despite the overwhelming demand for Treat Williams/Joe Piscopo team-ups, this effort remains surprisingly hard to find.

Walter Goodman
New York Times

[A] sci-fi, low-tech comedy horror show.

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TV Guide

A disastrous attempt at blending comedy and horror.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
This movie is utterly ridiculous, mindless ,and forgettable. Having said that, it was kinda fun, and the special effects are done nicely, so it wasn't too… More
Jason Reneau
The entire time I watched the movie. I was thinking to myself. Why didn't I see this sooner? It is over-the-top, gory, funny, and has some really awesome… More
Phil Hubbs
Hahaha now this was a fun flick, Treat Williams, who looks Strangely like Bill Pullman, is pretty cool here. Piscopo looks solid n buffed and apart from the non… More
Ken Stachnik
Way bettter than it had any right to be...but the concept alone makes it worth seeing