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Heat (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  15 December 1995 (USA)
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A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

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Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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A Los Angeles Crime Saga


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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15 December 1995 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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£8,903,230 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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Michael Mann visited inmates in Folsom prison to gain some insight into prison life to aid his depiction of Neil. Mann later commented that Neil's collars were always perfectly starched, as they would have been in prison. See more »

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After the delivery man in the white truck is shot at the drive in, he is clearly seen inside the vehicle slumping down and dying from his injuries. In the next scene right before the truck glances off the concrete wall, the driver is sitting up again. See more »

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One of the best Cops and Robbers movies ever.
24 May 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Heat is a masterful cops and robbers tale that shows both sides of the law in exquisite detail. Strong performances by Pacino and DeNiro (the scene of them sitting across the table from each other is possibly 5 of the most memorable minutes in film history). Excellent cinematography and perhaps the best gunfight (if not, one of the most intense) since Hard Boiled. More than worth the 3 or so hours.


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