RED HEAT opens in Moscow (where, for the first time, an American production was allowed to film in Red Square) as dedicated police captain Ivan Danko (Arnold Schwarzenegger) tracks down drug kingpin Viktor Rostavili (Ed O'Ross). After a vicious shootout in a bar, the drug dealer flees to
the US and sets up operations in Chicago. The Soviets send Danko to get him, and two Chicago detectives, Ridzik and Gallagher (James Belushi and Richard Bright), are assigned to work with the Russian. Over the course of several violent run-ins with both Rostavili and his American drug partners,
Danko and Ridzik overcome their initial suspicions of each other and develop a mutual pr...