In Kansas City 1933, wisecracking detective Murphy (Burt Reynolds) tracks the killer of his partner. Police Lt. Speer (Clint Eastwood) doesn’t have much tolerance for the local mob war’s body count.
Neither guy likes each other, so that makes them a dream team. And it provides the ideal scenario as they clean up the town with slugfests and shoot-’em ups that parody Reynolds’ and Eastwood’s macho screen images.
Director Richard Benjamin gets the ’30s stylishly right and the supporting cast - Jane Alexander, Irene Cara, Rip Torn, Richard Roundtree, Tony Lo Bianco and Madeline Kahn - makes the antics sparkle. Hard-boiled and hilarious, City Heat is your red-hot ticket to starry entertainment.