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Catch the Heat (1987)

A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

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Joel Silberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tiana Alexandra ... Checkers Goldberg
David Dukes ... Waldo Tarr
Rod Steiger ... Jason Hannibal
Brian Thompson ... Danny Boy
Jorge Martínez ... Raul De Villa
John Hancock ... Ike
Brian Libby ... Brody
Professor Toru Tanaka ... Dozu
Jessica Schultz Jessica Schultz ... Maria
Russell Clark ... Reggie
Norman Erlich ... Jose Calsado
Cecilia Maresca Cecilia Maresca ... Juanita
Jacques Arndt Jacques Arndt ... Dr. Bleyer
Miguel Habud Miguel Habud ... Ramon (as Miguel Angel Habud)
John Dresden ... San Francisco Cop
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Storyline

A cop goes undercover in to infiltrate a drug ring as Cinderella Pu, a Chinese dancer with a unique martial arts style. An agent, who is actually at the center of the ring, is attracted by Pu and claims he can make her a star.

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A one-woman strike force heats up the war on drugs.

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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Argentina | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feel the Heat See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Cinecolor)
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Quotes

Waldo Tarr: Give me a name or I'll give you a vagina!
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Connections

Referenced in Shakedown (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Captive In The Heat
Music by Thomas Chase and Steve Rucker
Lyrics by Lorraine Devon Wilke
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Seen it all before
14 July 2001 | by heedarmySee all my reviews

A tired-looking Rod Steiger was given top billing for this predictable action movie although his screen time is relatively brief. The story is unoriginal and most of the budget seems to have been spent on an exciting beginning and climax - what comes in between is extremely dull.

Unusually for its day, much of the action is handled by a woman and the film, despite all its faults, is popular amongst femfight devotees for the concluding scenes in which the sinuous but deadly Tiana Alexander, clad in skintight black leotards, uses martial arts to dispose of numerous opponents.


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