Part buddy cop film, part zombie horror flick, the best way to describe Dead Heat is a combination of Beverly Hills Cop and Re-Animator. Unfortunately the studio hacked it to pieces in order to tone down the blood, violence and gore. You know, the good stuff. What's left is a cheesy 80's cop film filled with just enough dumb fun to be watchable. There's really only one scene worth viewing. Treat Williams does a decent job despite having to partner with the abysmal Joe Piscopo, who has no screen presence whatsoever. With better casting and some studio support, this could have been classic rather than forgettable.
2½ zombified deli meats out of 5