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S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 8 August 2003 (USA)
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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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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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$37,062,535 (USA) (10 August 2003)

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$116,934,650 (USA)
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The 6th Street Bridge had been closed for filming, and a high speed chase involving a stolen vehicle actually drove through as the cast was rehearsing the scene. At the time, the Learjet was parked on the bridge in such a way that there was just barely enough room for a mid-sized car to fit through, with a few inches of clearance on each side. At first, when the crew was told by Security that a chase was headed their way, they thought it was a joke until they noticed LAPD and news helicopters above them. The crew tried to include the footage they got later, from the choppers, into the movie, but it didn't work too well. See more »

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In the beginning of the film, Street drives Hondo in an unmarked police Crown Victoria. Although it was an unmarked car, the license plate still should have said CA Exempt and had all numbers on it, which it clearly didn't. See more »

Quotes

Hondo: [last lines, sitting in the front passenger seat of a SWAT truck, after hearing a diamond robbery taking place over the radio, turns head back to see Street] technically our watch has been over for twelve hours
Street: [turns his head back to see Hondo, then turns his head back to face forward, smiles, while putting on his radio headset] so?
Hondo: [sits up straight] yeah, what the hell?
Hondo: [grabs underneath his seat to get the rifle ready] Mount up !
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Director Clark Johnson, who appears in the film briefly as Deke's beat partner, is credited as 'Deke's Handsome Partner'. See more »

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Just Because
Written by Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin) and Chris Chaney
Performed by Jane's Addiction
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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HAHAHAHAHA

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.

1/10


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