''Desert Heat'' (also known as ''Inferno'') is a slightly tongue-in-cheek 1999 [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Jean-Claude Van Damme]] vehicle about an ex-solider named Eddie Lomax.

Haunted by the memories of what he's done, Eddie takes a trip to visit his old friend [[Creator/DannyTrejo Johnny Sixtoes]] to deliver a motorcycle and request his permission "to take a journey." On the way, his bike breaks down and he's beset by the Hogan boys who shoot him, steal his motorcycle, and leave him for dead. Being JCVD, this merely pisses him off and, after being found and nursed back to health by Sixtoes, sets off to retrieve the bike and kill the Hogans and a whole slew of folk who get in the way. By the end, he's saved the town, found love, and found a new reason to go on living.

!!This film provides examples of:

* AdaptationInspiration: Adapted from ''{{Film/Yojimbo}}''. Even gets an amusing ShoutOut.
* AFistfulOfRehashes.
* AwfulTruth: See ParentalFavoritism below. Really should not have asked.
%%* BulletDancing
* ChekhovsGun: The fighter jets performing drills introduced early in the film [[spoiler: distracts the last remaining Hogan boy in the climax.]]
* CleanUpTheTown: What Eddie ends up doing on his quest for revenge.
* CleanupCrew: Of the one-man variety. Services provided by Jubal Early.
%%* CloseKnitCommunity
* CoolBike: Eddie's Indian. It being cool enough that the Hogan brothers are willing to ([[LeftForDead try to]]) kill Eddie for it is what starts the whole plot.
* CorruptHick: The Hogans.
%%* DamselInDistress
* DefectorFromDecadence: Petey Hogan. After Eddie spares his life in return for Petey sparing his at the beginning of the film, he jumps onto a motorcycle and rides out of town, leaving the criminal life behind him for good.
* DirtyOldWoman: Dear old Rose Delvecchio seems pleased as punch to watch Eddie have loud sex with two blonds while sipping her liquor straight from the bottle with a straw.
* [[DisposableWoman Disposable Women]]: The two women Eddie Lomax saves exist solely for their rescue, and [[RescueSex subsequent sex]], scene.
* DisposingOfABody: From the back of a dumptruck to the bottom of a canyon.
* DivideAndConquer: Lampshaded by Johnny Sixtoes.
* DrivenToSuicide: Eddie is driven by the memories of atrocities committed by him during an unnamed war. But not before he gets permission from his old friend Johnny.
%%* EveryoneLovesBlondes
* IMeantToDoThat: After walking into the diner door leaving, Eddie covers up his embarrassment by laughing.
* IOwnThisTown: Dual ownership by the Hogans and Heathens.
%%* LoveAtFirstSight
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Johnny Sixtoes.
* MeetCute: Eddie and Rhonda in the diner.
* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Petey. Right from the start it's shown that he really doesn't enjoy the [[CorruptHick corrupt hick]] lifestyle and is only in it because of his family. His establishing character moment occurs right at the beginning when he's ordered by his brothers to finish off a wounded Eddie. His sparing Eddie ultimately dooms his father and brothers.
%%* NeckSnap
* NobodyHereButUsBirds: In the firm of coyote calls.
* ParentalFavoritism: Ramsey Hogan clearly favors one child over the other two.
--> '''Matt:''' Why are you ridin' me and Jesse so much and never Petey?
--> '''Ramsey:''' I love Petey 'cause I loved his mother. [[DeathByChildbirth She died giving him birth]]. He's our love child.
--> '''Matt:''' What about me and Jess?
--> '''Ramsey:''' You two are the unfortunate results of some recreational fucking back when fucking was fun.
--> '''Matt:''' ...geez.
--> '''Ramsey:''' Get over it.
** Which is what got Ramsey killed.
* PayEvilUntoEvil: The Hogan brothers ''really'' shouldn't have stolen Sixtoes' bike...
* {{Pun}}: "He sure finished off that pig, Spider. He just killed him like a bug."
%%* QuirkyTown
%%* RescueSex
* ReturningWarVet: The reason Eddie Lomax is DrivenToSuicide.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: It's initially started when the Hogans shoot Eddie and steal his motorcycle. Really gets going when [[spoiler: Sixtoes is killed by the Hogans.]]
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Petey at the end of the film.
%%* [[ShellShockedVeteran Shell-Shocked Veteran]]
* ShoutOut: Made to ''Film/{{Yojimbo}}'', which this film is based on.
* SpitefulSpit: After shaking down Eli's nephews, Jessie Hogan spits a large, fat stream of tobacco juice right on their floor.
%%* AThreesomeIsHot
* TheUnsolvedMystery: InUniverse, the "disappearance" of the Hogan and Heathen gangs. The townsfolk attribute this to aliens, and the ensuing ufologist arrivals revive the town's economy.
%%* WatchingTheSunset
* WorthLivingFor: Rhonda is the newly found reason for Eddie to go on living in the end.