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S.W.A.T. (2003)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  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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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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You're either S.W.A.T. or you're not. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Release Date:

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:

£1,960,281 (UK) (5 December 2003)

Gross:

£5,274,283 (UK) (9 January 2004)
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Mark Wahlberg was originally approached for the role of Jim Street. See more »

Goofs

When Street slides down the rope from the 6th Street Bridge in pursuit of Gamble, he is wearing protective gloves. As he lands/falls onto the rail car at the bottom of the rope, his hands are bare. See more »

Quotes

Velasquez: [Deleted Scene: Hondo's Introduction- Lt. Velasquez says to Officers of SWAT Division] Gentlemen! Our new 70-David has just made his first stealth entry. If you don't know him, you've probably heard of him: Sergeant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson!
[Officers cheer and applaud, with Boxer and McCabe's voices louder than the others]
Velasquez: Here is a man who will outrun, outfight, outshoot
[Hondo raises his eyebrows in disbelief at Velasquez]
Velasquez: , outsmart, out-paperwork, ALL OF YOU.
McCabe: I got 20 bucks says otherwise.
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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 Half-Life: Counter-Strike (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Columpio
Written by Cano Hernández (as Carlos Alberto Hernandez-Gonzalez)
Performed by El Gran Silencio
Courtesy of EMI Latin
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Perfect popcorn movie
24 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I seriously had so much fun watching this. Is it clichéd yes? Is it stupid? No. First off, the performances are great. Sam Jackson is still a badass. Colin Farrel is very cool. LL Cool J does a decent job. Also Jeremy Renner was awesome.

The film also worked because it didn't take itself too seriously. it wanted the audience to have a fun time. The action scenes are really fun, the effects are good, the climax is really entertaining. It's not the best action film ever. It's not the best cop movie ever. It's not the best movie ever. Even so, i got what I paid for. A fun popcorn flick. I was never bored. I never checked my watch. I was having too much fun watching this to be worried about anything else. Great entertainment.


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