"It wouldn't break my heart at all to scrape the street clean of your ilk. You know what an ilk is, don'tcha?"
"A big deer?"
Dirty Harry, Dan August and Shaft, together in a depression-era noir-esque comedy detective yarn written by Blake Edwards. Sounded promising, but this one's a pretty solid miss. Maybe Edwards was tapped out when he wrote the script, maybe the leads were just interested in a paycheck, or maybe it's the fault of that director-who-should-have-stuck-to-playing-sniveling-twerps, Richard Benjamin.
Aside from one or two passable scenes from the leads, it might be worth a look for the very long string of supporting actors (Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn, Irene Cara, Rip Torn, William Sanderson, Tony Lo Bianco plus a bunch of "I know the face but can't remember the name" character players). But aside from that, "City Heat" doesn't have much to offer.