Black Heat (film)

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Black Heat
Directed by Al Adamson
Produced by Al Adamson
Calvin Floyd
Starring Timothy Brown
Tanya Boyd
Russ Tamblyn
Geoffrey Land
Music by Paul Lewinson
Edited by Michael Bockman
Release dates
June 1976
Running time
94 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Black Heat is a (1976) blaxploitation action film by producer Al Adamson.[1] The cast included Timothy Brown, Russ Tamblyn and Geoffrey Land.[2] The film was renamed to Girl's Hotel for play at drive in theaters, then later changed to Murder Gang.[1]

The film concerns a Las Vegas detective named "Kicks" Carter (Brown) who attempts to foil arms dealers selling weapons to Central America. At the same time, he seeks to save some women who are forced to work as prostitutes to pay off gambling debts.[3][4]


Kicks Carter is a streetwise policeman whose beat is Las Vegas. A crime gang is running guns, selling drugs, loan-sharking, and running a prostitution ring out of an upscale hotel in the city and Kicks is trying to put them out of business. But the interference of a woman reporter is making his job more difficult.



  1. 1.0 1.1 Albright, Brian (2008). Wild beyond belief!: interviews with exploitation filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. McFarland. pp. 5, 199. ISBN 0-7864-3689-1. 
  2. "Overview for Black Heat (1976)". Turner Classic Movies. Time Warner Company. 
  3. Firsching, Robert; All Movie Guide. "Black Heat (1976)". GreenCine LLC. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  4. The Staff and Friends of Scarecrow Video (2004). The Scarecrow Movie Guide. Seattle: Sasquatch Books. p. 2. ISBN 1-57061-415-6.