Following his masterful role in DELIVERANCE, Burt Reynolds vowed he would never again work as hard as he did in that film. He has continued to keep that promise in HEAT. Mex Escalante (Reynolds) is a self-assured, all-knowing Las Vegas bodyguard. Holly (Karen Young), a hooker who has been
roughed up by Danny DeMarco (Neill Barry), the psychopathic son of a Mafia don, asks for Mex's help in getting revenge. Meanwhile, Cyrus Kinnick (Peter MacNicol), a clean-cut computer wizard, hires Mex first as his chaperon to make the rounds of the casinos and later to teach him self-defense.
Naturally, taking revenge on a sadistic Mafiosa leads to trouble. This stroll-through ro...