Joe hits Los Angeles as an unemployed former child star in a fast and funny look at fleeting fame where an affair with fallen star Sylvia Miles (Midnight Cowboy) results in hilarious complications.
"Heat is a revelation. Freshness and excitement. Moving and hilarious. Dialogue that is dizzy with comic invention." - Rex Reed, New York Daily News.
"Wholly original, penetrating and shockingly real." - A. Winston, N.Y. Post
"Sylvia Miles is a fading, practically unknown star, given to game shows, TV movies and studs. Joe Dallesandro is a one-time child actor who lives in a sunbaked motel, where the obese landlady gives cut rates for service and complains about the star's freaked-out daughter, who lives with baby and lesbian love in a 'suite.' High comedy and low tragedy... A gifted and offbeat cast." - Judith Crist, New York Magazine