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S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 8 August 2003 (USA)
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An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

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Deacon 'Deke' Kay (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
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Lt. Greg Velasquez (as Reginald E. Cathey)
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Agent Hauser
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Storyline

Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or "Hondo", is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers. Written by John Wiggins

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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8 August 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.T. - Unidad especial  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,062,535 (USA) (8 August 2003)

Gross:

$116,643,346 (USA) (31 October 2003)
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Trivia

The Ambassador Hotel, a Hollywood landmark built in the 1920s (and the location of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination), plays itself in the film. Closed in the late-'80s, it has since been only used for location filming and police training. Police have been allowed to train there free of charge. Before S.W.A.T. (2003), That Thing You Do! (1996) was the first movie to use it as a film location. Currently, the building is owned by the LA Unified School District, who has plans to tear it down and build a school. See more »

Goofs

Dispatch claims the Hawthorne airport beacon is on "after closing hours". Beacons are always turned on after sunset or when visibility is below three miles. See more »

Quotes

Brian Gamble: [Mumbling under his breath to Street] This is total bullshit.
Capt. Thomas Fuller: What?
Brian Gamble: [Raising his voice to Fuller] I said this is bullshit.
Capt. Thomas Fuller: Really.
Brian Gamble: Yeah, really.
Capt. Thomas Fuller: You should consider yourself lucky Lieutenant Velazquez is standing up for you.
Brian Gamble: [Looks back at Velazquez and walks towards Fuller] No. I'm lucky I don't have to work for an asshole like you.
[Shoves a few things off of Fuller's desk and pushes him back]
Capt. Thomas Fuller: [shouting over Gamble] That's it, you're outta here, Gamble, you're gone, Gamble, you're gone!
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Crazy Credits

Director Clark Johnson, who appears in the film briefly as Deke's beat partner, is credited as 'Deke's Handsome Partner'. See more »

Connections

References 15 Minutes (2001) See more »

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Theme from S.W.A.T.
Written by Barry De Vorzon
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I'm not sure if this movie is intentionally one big joke, but I found it absolutely hilarious. It sports some of the worst writing I have ever seen. The whole thing is laughable, even the french bad guys are played by Italian mobsters!

"I've done a few stewardesses." "Just a few."

Some guy points a gun at Olivier Martinez's character's head. "What are you gonna do, shoot me?"

Even the acting is bad, which is surprising, since Samuel L. Jackson and Collin Farrel are usually pretty good. But none of them have any on-screen chemistry, which takes away from an already-bad movie.

Okay. This movie is either police-movie bile or satirical genius. I am not sure. But I'm pretty sure it's the former.

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