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L.A. Takedown (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  27 August 1989 (USA)
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Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.

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Laura Harrington ...
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Bobby Schwartz
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Harvey Torena (as Juan Fernandez)
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Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.

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Hanna is the cop and the HEAT is on... See more »


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This was originally meant to be a pilot for a new television series but it never materialized so Michael Mann re-made the movie into Heat (1995). However, eventually, Mann did create a series inspired by this called Robbery Homicide Division (2002). See more »

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The exterior after bar scene when Hanna is following Lillian on the sidewalk, the boom Mic shadow is frequently seen chasing above/behind the quarreling actors. See more »

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Referenced in The Making of 'Heat' (2005) See more »

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L.A. WOMAN
Performed by Billy Idol
Written by The Doors
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LA Takedown = Mann's blueprint for Heat
17 November 1998 | by (Aberystwyth) – See all my reviews

This is the original version of what we now know as the modern classic Heat. If you watch LA Takedown and Heat, you will see many of the scenes paralleled. LA Takedown is not a great movie, but it does make an interesting companion to its superior counterpart. Worth watching for this reason alone.


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