"Red Heat" ... 10 amusing facts about the shooting of the film


1. It took six months for the filmmakers to get permission to shoot on Red Square ... It was the first foreign action film to be awarded this “honor.”

It is because of bureaucratic difficulties that most of the scenes were filmed not in the USSR, but in Hungary ...
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2. A "scene in the bath" was filmed in the homeland of Schwartz - and Austria.
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The film is directed by Walter Hill ...
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He took off this comedy in a break between filming with his 48 hours dilogy,
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3. and writing a script to continue the saga of "Aliens."
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4. To develop an image of the Russian, the director made Arnold Schwarzenegger look at the amusing comedy of Ernst Lubich (1939) about the adventures of the Soviet delegation in America - Ninochka several times.
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5. Prior to the shooting, Arnold Schwarzenegger took Russian lessons for three months. A monster pistol "Podberin", which uses a Soviet policeman, just a fake, made of a modified "Magnum."
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6And James Belushi, for the credibility of the image, worked for two weeks before the start of filming in the Chicago police station.
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For filming in prison, 200 real prisoners were involved in the "role" of extras.
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7. And in the scene in the fitness room you can hear the early music in the style of "House". This style was born just in the city where this film was shot - Chicago. -
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8. The film had a good box office success, but still it was far behind another comedy by Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1988, The Twins, with Denny DeVito.
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This is the first Hollywood project of an emigrant from the USSR - Oleg Vidov.
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9. In another cameo role, another popular émigré artist, Savely Kramarov, appeared.
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10. During his visit to the USSR, Arnold Schwarzenegger could not help but visit his idol - Yuri Petrovich Vlasov - the legendary weightlifter, Olympic champion and repeated world champion and Evprpa.
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