City Heat

City Heat

Director: Richard Benjamin Cast: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander


This standard, tongue-in-cheek, gangsters and good guys saga is carried on the star power and screen presence of Clint Eastwood as Lt. Speer, a taciturn, tough, play-it-by-the-book cop, and on Burt Reynolds as Mike Murphy, Speer's old friend in the force, now turned private eye but still a captivating rogue at heart. With a sub-text of playing their well-known screen personas off each other, Eastwood and Reynolds provide more than a surface interpretation of the characters that made them famous. After Murphy's partner is murdered, he focuses on pitting one mob boss against another in an attempt to have both mobsters kill each other. In the meantime, Lt. Speer -- who has never approved of Murphy's private detective business -- does not really know if Murphy is for or against the two top gangsters. Set in the era of speakeasies and Prohibition, an added layer of "film noir" can be discerned under the complex plot, verbal repartée, and episodes of toned-down violence (a kind of parody in themselves). Although this may not be the best film either star has made, it is still interesting to see them together on screen.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/01/2000
UPC: 0085391858935
Original Release: 1984
Rating: PG
Source: Warner Home Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Clint Eastwood Lieutenant Speer
Burt Reynolds Mike Murphy
Jane Alexander Addy
Madeline Kahn Caroline Howley
Rip Torn Primo Pitt
Irene Cara Ginny Lee
Richard Roundtree Dehl Swift
Tony Lo Bianco Leon Coll
William Sanderson Lonnie Ash
Nicholas Worth Troy Roker
Robert Davi Nino
Jude Farese Dub Slack
John Hancock Fat Freddie
Michael Cassidy Stunt
Buddy Ekins Stunt
Allan Graf Stunts
Chuck Hicks Stunt
Gene Lebell Garage Soldier
Julius Le Flore Stunt
Fritz Manes Stunt
James Hooks Reynolds Stunt
Mic Rodgers Stunt
Sharon Schaffer Stunt
Wayne Van Horn Stunt
George Wilbur Stunt
Glenn Wilder Stunt
Richard Drown Stunts
Holgie Forrester Little Red
Tab Thacker Tuck
Gerald O'Loughlin Counterman Louie
Bruce M. Fischer Bruiser
Art La Fleur Bruiser
Jack Nance Aram Strossell
Dallas Cole Redhead Sherry
Lou Filippo Referee
Michael Maurer Vint Diestock
Preston Sparks Keith Stoddard
Ernie Sabella Ballistics Expert
Christopher Moore Roxy Cop
Carey Loftin Roxy Driver
Harry Caesar Locker Room Attendant
Charles Parks Dr. Breslin
Hamilton Camp Garage Attendant
Jack Thibeau Garage Soldier
Nick Dimitri Garage Soldier
George Fisher Garage Soldier
Bob Herron Garage Soldier
Bill Hart Garage Soldier
Arthur Malet Doc Loomis
Fred Lerner Pitt Roof Sniper
George Orrison Pitt Doorway Thug
Beau Starr Pitt Lookout
Anthony Charnota Poker Player
Richard Foronjy Poker Player
Joan Shawlee Peggy Barker
Minnie Lindsay Bordello Maid
Darwyn Swalve Bordello Bouncer
Wiley Harker Mr. Smith
Bob Maxwell Mr. Smith
Tom Spratley Chauffeur
Bob Terhune Billiard Soldier
Jimmy Lewis Roxy Patron
Alfie Wise Short Guy
Hank Calia Shorter Friend
Alex Plasschaert Shortest Friend
Daphne Eckler Agnes
Lonna Montrose Didi
Walter Robles Poker Player
Debby Porter Stunts

Technical Credits
Richard Benjamin Director
Sam O. Brown Original Story,Screenwriter
Jacqueline Cambas Editor
Irene Cara Songwriter
Edward C. Carfagno Production Designer
Mort Dixon Songwriter
Clint Eastwood Songwriter
Tom Ellingwood Makeup
George P. Gaines Set Decoration/Design
Jarreau Songwriter
Darin Knight Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Koehler Songwriter
Fritz Manes Producer
Nick McLean Cinematographer
Lennie Niehaus Score Composer
Debby Porter Stunts
Bruce Roberts Songwriter
Norman Salling Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph C. Stinson Screenwriter
Dan Striepeke Makeup
Joe Unsinn Special Effects
David Valdes Asst. Director
Rudy Vallée Songwriter
Wayne Van Horn Stunts
Joe Williams Songwriter

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