Dead Heat Movie Review Summary

Actors: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin, Vincent Price

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DEAD HEAT is a New World production directed by Mark Goldblat in 1988.
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L.A. detectives Mortis and Bigelow are investigating a series of robberies involving a bunch of criminals who seem impermeable to bullets. Their investigation leads them to a strange laboratory where Mortis is killed. He's brought back to life by his friends who use the invention hidden in this laboratory.

Now Mortis is alive again but not for long. It seems that he has only eight hours to live before his tissues start to decompose. Nevertheless, Mortis will have the time to find out who's employing this new technology to bring back dead people to life and use them to commit robberies. Meanwhile, he's slowly turning into a ... zombie.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   turned into a monster or alien Horror film?    -   Yes Kind of Horror Story    -   the zombie chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   super strength Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   lab

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   funny Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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