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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jake Norvell Jake Norvell ... Det. Rick Wilson
Bianca Queen Bianca Queen ... Donna Diggs
Brad Jones Brad Jones ... Martin
Nick Foster Nick Foster ... The Scalper
Buford Stowers Buford Stowers ... Phil
Sarah Gobble Sarah Gobble ... Mindy (as Sarah Lewis)
Kim West Kim West ... Nikki
Tori Zimmerli Tori Zimmerli ... Monica
Dona Foster Dona Foster ... Dixie
Alex Shryock Alex Shryock ... Detective Mike Nero
David Gobble David Gobble ... Ron
Damon Killiman Damon Killiman ... Billy (as Daymon Killiman)
Brie Brie ... Car John (as Bric)
Jerrid Foiles Jerrid Foiles ... Mindy's John
Deaver Wallace Deaver Wallace ... S&M John
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A story of cops, hookers, killers, and pimps; all centered around one sleazy night in the late 1980s. A cocaine addicted homicide detective is brought out of suspension in order to trail a local prostitute who may become the next victim of The Scalper, a serial killer who preys on the city's hookers. Meanwhile, her burnt out pimp attempts to get out of the business while finding it harder to protect his girls from both the killer and from an abusive rival pimp. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

11 July 2011 (USA) See more »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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According to Brad Jones and David Gobble on the Cheap (2005) commentary, the role of Rick Wilson was originally intended for David. However, when David moved out of town to Chicago, Brad decided to cast Jake Norvell, instead. David then got the smaller role of Ron. See more »

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The song "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins is played in one scene. The film takes place in 1987, while the song was recorded and released in 1989. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Donna Diggs: How long you been asleep? Three hours? Four hours?
Martin: About two and a half hours.
Donna Diggs: It's getting better.
Martin: As long as I keep having that dream, I still feel like shit.
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References Caligula (1979) See more »

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Surprisingly Good, if a low budget and low quality.
28 September 2014 | by skullkanSee all my reviews

I will start out by saying that I am a tad biased in that I have followed Brad Jones and friends through his escapades as The Cinema Snob, Midnight movies and the like, but however I think it says something when the biggest problem with Midnight Heat is the footage quality.

The acting is for the most part surprisingly good with, like the camera-work, a few flubs and bits of amateur work that pop in but quickly go away. The rough camera-work almost complements the gritty, dark feel that slowly develops over the course of the film although in the end it's something that could have been improved with a tripod... or better lighting. Almost all of the performances aside from Nick Foster and Alex Shryock were rather good, with Jake Norvell and Brad Jones in stand out roles.

Yes, it almost feel like it drags at times, and yes the budget does get in the way occasionally but it still did hit me at times. There were rather good shots, moments that worked rather well, like the rooftop scene between Rick Wilson and Martin with the storm clouds flashing lighting in the background (not added in later I might add), and it did leave me feeling something at the end.

It may look like ass from being filmed on Hi-8 tapes and being converted poorly to digital, the movie had a shoestring budget but the writing and characters managed to cut through all of that and deliver a sleazy, dark 80's style crime thriller about the people you'd meet and the things that happen late at night on the streets of big cities.


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