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Downtown Heat

Downtown Heat

A Feature film by Jess Franco

Produced by E.L.M.T. Production, Eurociné

Production year : 1991

    Synopsis

    When Paul, an American Jazz Pianist, discovers that his wife has disappeared in a South American City, he sets out on a desperate journey to find her. The search leads him into the underbelly of a violent downtown world. A world where sex and souls are sold for drugs on ruthless city streets. The ruler here is Don Radeck, a sophisticated Mafia Drug Lord who holds judges, police detectives and high ranking government officials in the palm of his hand.

    Protecting himself behind these corrupt forces, Radeck exists in a realm of refined culture - the center of which is his only child, a beautiful young daughter. But Radeck's empire is threatened when one of his henchman is linked to the murder of a cop. Outside pressure falls on the Don as an American drug enforcement officer joins forces with the wife and partner of the murdered police officer. Exploiting Radeck's only weakness - his young daughter - they devise a commando operation to expose and neutralize Radeck's organization.

    At the same time, Paul, the Jazz Pianist, discovers that his wife has fallen prey to the Don's organization. Finding her murdered body, he's blinded by rage and sets out to destroy Radeck. But Paul stands little chance against overwhelming odds, he's rescued by the honest partner of the murdered cop, and is recruited into their commando operation. But the commando is grossly outnumbered and somewhat naive. The success or failure of their plan depends on the co-operation of a corrupt police detective. Can he be trusted? Throwing caution to the wind, the fearless group rips into a mission of electrifying action as they fight for revenge and survival - deep in the heart of Downtown.

    Actors (7)

    Production and distribution

    Executive Producers :

    E.L.M.T. Production, Eurociné

    Full credits (6)

    Executive Producer :

    Marius Lesoeur

    Director of photography :

    Nathalie Abensour

    Editor :

    Lina Romay

    Screenwriters :

    Jess Franco, Michaël Katimz

    Sound Recordist :

    Jean-Claude Reboul

    Music Composer :

    Daniel White

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Thriller

    Production language :

    French

    Coproducer countries :

    Spain, France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unspecified

    Production year :

    1991

    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

    Current status :

    Visa number :

    72714

    Visa issue date :

    04/09/1991

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Color type :

    Color