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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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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:

£1,960,281 (UK) (5 December 2003)

Gross:

£5,274,283 (UK) (9 January 2004)
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Trivia

Vin Diesel was offered the role of David 'Deke' Kay, but passed because he was in production with The Chronicles of Riddick (2004). See more »

Goofs

When Hondo and Street assault the stationary subway train, there's a bright light shining on Street as he climbs the train, but Hondo's gun (and subsequently his torch) are pointed towards the ground. See more »

Quotes

Street: Bad day, huh?
Beat-up Latino Thug: Kiss my ass, ese.
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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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Referenced in Ben's Boston: The Cathedral of Boston (2010) See more »

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S.W.A.T. Good-bye
8 August 2003 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

Nothing much original and too predictable. The S.W.A.T. was apparently designed from a movie formula and the twists and turns were projected way ahead of time. Not a terrible movie, but not that much interesting either. No character development, except the usual cliches, no real depth to relationships, just scenes just for the sake of scenes (picked up probably from some other movie outline. I found the trailers before the movie more involving, more action oriented. Just didn't seem like an intelligent, innovative movie - it just uses the S.W.A.T. premise and makes it into the same police action I've seen before. Even "The Negotiator" had more dramatic energy and tension. Four out of ten stars.


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