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Writer (WGA):
Michael Mann (written by)
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Release Date:
27 August 1989 (USA) See more »
Hanna is the cop and the HEAT is on... See more »
Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Scott Plank ... Sgt. Vincent Hanna

Alex McArthur ... Patrick McLaren

Michael Rooker ... Bosko

Ely Pouget ... Lillian Hanna

Vincent Guastaferro ... Michael Cerrito

Richard Chaves ... Det. Lou Casals

Victor Rivers ... Detective Arriaga
Laura Harrington ... Eady

Daniel Baldwin ... Det. Bobby Schwartz

Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Mustafa Jackson

R.D. Call ... Harry Dieter

Peter Dobson ... Chris Sheherlis
John Santucci

Xander Berkeley ... Waingro

Juan Fernández ... Harvey Torena (as Juan Fernandez)
Tony Xauet

Sam J. Jones ... Jimmy (as Sam Jones)
J.W. Smith

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Hugh Benny
Mary Broussard ... Prostitute
Aixa Clemente ... Black Mother
Mike De Luna ... Armored Van Guard #1 (as Michael De Luna)
Ed DeFusco ... Solenko (as Ed De Fusco)
Robert Gammons ... Bank Guard
Donald Grant ... Dr. Bob
Emmett Grennan ... Towner
Al Jones ... Bank Guard
Anthony Lattanzio ... Detective #2 (as Michael Lattanzio)

Leo Lee ... Forensic Technician
Mimi Lieber ... Elaine Cerrito
Albert Michel Jr. ... Dancer

Jan Munroe ... Detective #1
Gilbert O. Parra ... Lt. Heinz (as Gil Parra)
Dennis Scott ... Armored Van Guard #2
Jentry Tuvil ... Charlene Sheherlis

Daniel Villarreal ... Raoul Torena - Harvey's brother
Robert Winley ... Nate

Tony Winters ... Ritchie (as Anthony Winters)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rick Avery ... Bank Teller (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Mann 
Writing credits
Michael Mann (written by)

Produced by
Gusmano Cesaretti .... associate producer
Johnny Lattanzio .... associate producer (as John Lattanzio)
Michael Mann .... executive producer
Patrick Markey .... producer
Original Music by
Tim Truman 
Cinematography by
Ronald Víctor García  (as Ron Garcia)
Film Editing by
Dov Hoenig 
Casting by
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Dean Taucher 
Art Direction by
John Krenz Reinhart Jr.  (as John Reinhart)
Set Decoration by
Don Diers 
Costume Design by
Patricia Field  (as Pat Field)
Makeup Department
Kareen Boursier .... hair stylist
Ann Masterson .... makeup artist (as Ann Lee Masterson)
Production Management
Deena Goldstein .... post-production supervisor
Stephen Lofaro .... production manager
Edward D. Markley .... production manager
Kiki Morris .... post-production supervisor (as Katherine Morris)
Christine A. Sacani .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gusmano Cesaretti .... second unit director
Carole Keligian .... second assistant director
Tomaz Remec .... second second assistant director
Michael Waxman .... first assistant director
Art Department
Michael Gastaldo .... property master
David Walker .... set dresser
Kathleen Walker .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... re-recording mixer
John Boyd .... re-recording mixer
Mick D'Andrea .... assistant sound editor
Michael L. DePatie .... sound effects editor (as Michael De Patti)
Chris Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
John A. Larsen .... supervising sound editor
Jimmy Ling .... adr editor
Ralph Osborn .... dialogue editor (as Ralph Osborne)
Steve Pederson .... re-recording mixer
Richard Raguse .... sound mixer (as Dick Raguse)
B. Tennyson Sebastian II .... re-recording mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Richard Stutsman .... special effects
Bud Davis .... stunt coordinator
Lance Turner .... stunts
Rick Avery .... stunts (uncredited)
Dane Farwell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Tim McGinnis .... chief lighting technician
Russell Nordstedt .... key grip
Ellsworth Chou .... electrician (uncredited)
Paul Jacobsen .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jeff Block .... casting assistant (as Jeffrey Block)
Bill Dance .... extras casting
Suzanne Ryan .... casting assistant
Miguel Sandoval .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Tod Feuerman .... associate editor
Scot J. Kelly .... assistant editor (as Scot Kelly)
Ralph A. Riccoboni .... assistant editor (as Ralph Riccoboni)
Ron South .... first assistant editor
Joe Parisella .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Phillips Wylly Jr. .... location manager (as Flip Wylly Jr.)
Music Department
George Budd .... assistant music editor
Debbie Gold .... music supervisor
Frederick J. Lyle .... music supervisor (as Fred Lyle)
Dino A. Moriana .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bo Falck .... transportation coordinator
Terry Mack .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Donna Dobson .... assistant: Michael Mann (as Donna Dodson)
Lisa Goncalves .... assistant production accountant
Karen Hughes .... assistant: Patrick Markey
Miriam Holder Jacobs .... production coordinator
Kevin Landry .... production accountant
Lyn Matsuda Norton .... script supervisor (as Lyn Matsuda)
Diane Seniw .... assistant production accountant (as Diane Sinew)
Douy Swofford .... title designer
Kathleen M. Shea .... assistant to director (uncredited)
Gilbert O. Parra .... special thanks (as Gil Parra)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crimewave" - USA (alternative title)
"Made in L.A." - Canada (English title) (video title)
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97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Shot in only a fortnight.See more »
Boom mic visible: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Heat' (2005) (V)See more »
L.A. WOMANSee more »


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24 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Nothing wrong with this movie, 5 September 2002
Author: halfcolombian from Sweden

This movie is basically the same movie as HEAT. To say that this movie is garbage and that HEAT is a masterpiece is plain stupid, but that's almost how the IMDB users voted. Last time I checked this movie had an average rating of 5.7 while HEAT had 7.8. Anyway I don't need any Pacino or De Niro to recognize a good movie. HEAT might be a little better but it's not THAT much better. Had I seen this movie first I don't know if I had bothered seing HEAT, but sadly the big remakes get all the attention. Soon the remake of another excellent movie "manhunter" will come up in the theatres, and it will probably make people forget about how good the original is and if there are people that still haven't seen it, they will only see the remake. I don't think you should do remakes of movies that are less than 20 or 30 years old. I think I'm against almost any remake. If the original is good then why do a remake? and if it's bad well even less reason to do it...Anyway both movies are good and I like them both even if I don't like the remake phenomenon.

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