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S.W.A.T.: Firefight -- An expert in anti-terrorism tactics is ordered to Detroit to train its S.W.A.T. team. But everything changes when a government assassin is determined to kill the entire S.W.A.T. team.
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1 March 2011 (USA) See more »
Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Gabriel Macht ... Paul Cutler

Robert Patrick ... Walter Hatch

Carly Pope ... Kim Byers

Giancarlo Esposito ... Inspector Hollander

Kristanna Loken ... Rose Walker

Matt Bushell ... Danny Stockton

Nicholas Gonzalez ... Justin Kellogg

Micah Hauptman ... Richard Mundy (as Micah A. Hauptman)

Shannon Kane ... Lori Barton

Gino Anthony Pesi ... Wayne Wolport

Kevin Phillips ... Kyle Watters
Dennis North ... Captain Simon

Brad Bukauskas ... Slater Harrington

Yuri Sardarov ... Bulgarian Man / Mr. Krav

Darcy Leutzinger ... Mike / L.A. SWAT
Iris Frank ... Trish Maywell

Tim Holmes ... McKittrick
Tru Hang ... Asian Man
Douglas Lee Cook Jr. ... Bomb Squad Leader
Tony Yayo ... Carlos

Ricky Wayne ... Agent Royce

Ele Bardha ... Agent Ellison
Janae Stinson ... Watch Commander
Thomas Taylor ... Officer Taylor
Darius Franklin ... LAPD Officer
Ravyn Lotito-Douglas ... Hostage #1 (as Ravyn Lotito)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arnold Agee ... Teen Hostage (uncredited)
Anton Ambrose ... Waiter (uncredited)
John P. Chittick ... DPD - Officer (uncredited)
Michael B. Clark ... Shopper (uncredited)
Will Clarke ... DPD SWAT (uncredited)
Katina Crumpton ... Hostage (uncredited)
Sabrina Dungan ... Stoner at Party (uncredited)
Isaac Ellis ... Buddy# 1 (uncredited)

Steven Hauptman ... FBI Agent (uncredited)

Jay Hawkins ... Buddy #2 (uncredited)
Giles Key ... Forensic Tech (uncredited)

Chameria Law ... News Reporter (uncredited)
Antonio L. Miller ... Business Executive (uncredited)
Tiffany Osborne ... L.A. Girl #1 (uncredited)

Patrick Potochick ... SWAT Team Driver (uncredited)
Ivan J Puentes ... Bus Patron (uncredited)
J.J. Rian ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Ray Daniel Rogers ... Forensic Tech (uncredited)

Corlandos Scott ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Lauren Mae Shafer ... Hostess (uncredited)

Ashley Siloac ... Hostage Girl at Party (uncredited)

Tony Stef'Ano ... Bus Patron 1 (uncredited)
Melody Teodoro-Kurtis ... Bus Patron (uncredited)

Garrett Thierry ... Extra (uncredited)
Jojuan Westmoreland ... Bus Patron (uncredited)
Amanda Wright ... L.A. Girl #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Benny Boom 
Writing credits
Reed Steiner (screenplay)

Reed Steiner (story) and
Randy Walker (story) &
Michael Albanese (story) (as Mike Albanese) &
Ed Arneson (story)

Produced by
Rui Costa Reis .... executive producer
Eliad Josephson .... executive producer
Amanda Lewis .... producer
Neal H. Moritz .... producer
Jeni Mulein .... co-producer
Scott Putman .... executive producer
Dyan Traynor .... co-producer
Original Music by
John Paesano 
Cinematography by
Don Davis 
Production Design by
Bruton Jones 
Set Decoration by
Selina van den Brink 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Amber Crowe .... additional makeup artist
Kimberly Jones .... makeup department head
Jayne Laube .... key makeup artist
Jeannette Moriarty .... key hair stylist
John Tarro .... hair department head
Production Management
Daniel A. Mondschain .... production supervisor
Scott Putman .... unit production manager
Bill Wohlken .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Ellis .... first assistant director
Michael A. Pinckney .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jim Buford .... set dresser
Godofredo Catolico .... props
Sean Clouser .... construction coordinator
Kathy Fennessy .... set decorator buyer
Michael Grady .... set dresser
Kemper Harris .... on-set dresser
Jason Helton .... plasterer
Bill King .... graphic artist
David Kozlowski .... stand-by scenic
Vikki M. Magdich .... construction assistant
Justin Mutschler .... set dresser
Andriy Pereklita .... assistant property master
Sarah M. Pott .... set designer
Aferdita Redmond .... lead scenic
Bobby Rhodes .... set dresser
Vicki Stefanopoulos .... art department coordinator
Sound Department
Dean Andre .... sound recordist
Jithu Aravamudhan .... sound editor
Jithu Aravamudhan .... sound effects editor
Brian Armstrong .... assistant sound editor
Benjamin L. Cook .... supervising sound editor
Craig Dollinger .... boom operator
Joe Dzuban .... supervising sound editor
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Paul Hammond .... mix technician
Matthew Kallen .... mix technician
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Jeffrey A. Pitts .... sound effects editor
Trent Richmond .... foley editor
Jacob Riehle .... dialogue editor
Courtney Schade .... post-production sound coordinator
John Sievert .... foley artist
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
Randy Wilson .... foley mixer
Special Effects by
Richard L. Hill .... special effects foreman: pyrotechnics
Joe Pancake .... special effects supervisor: pyrotechnics
Dean Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Robert Tyrrell .... special effects foreman
Russell Tyrrell .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Paul Andraos .... visual effects producer
Ron Ayers .... video assist utility
Craig Edwards .... compositing lead
P.J. Foley .... visual effects producer: Dilated Pixels
Cyryl Koshyk .... visual effects supervisor (as Ciril Koshyk)
Dakota Anderson .... stunt double
Dakota Anderson .... stunt player
Thomas Dewier .... stunt player
Isaac Ellis .... stunt player (as Isaac Remy Laurent)
Heather Fedyk .... stunt player
Lance Gilbert .... stunt player
Troy Gilbert .... stunt player
Jessica Harbeck .... stunt player
Jay Hawkins .... stunt player
David Hugghins .... stunt player
Angela Meryl .... stunt player
Mike Smith .... stunt coordinator
Ronn Surels .... stunt player (as Ronn L. Surels)
Glen Yrigoyen .... stunt player
Jessica Harbeck .... stunt double: Carly Pope (uncredited)
Angela Meryl .... stunt double: Shannon Kane (uncredited)
Ronn Surels .... stunt double: Gabriel Macht (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael W. Anderson .... lighting technician
Big Pete Atkinson .... additional second camera
Brad Baker .... second assistant camera
Christopher Bottoms .... camera operator: "a" camera
James Frank Brown .... key video assist operator
Jesse Cecchini .... grip
Michael J. Conner .... best boy electric
Nick Cutway .... second assistant camera: additional
Mike Dzialowski .... first assistant (as Michael Dzialowski)
William Eichler .... camera operator: "b" camera
William Eichler .... steadicam operator
Joe Elrom .... digital imaging technician assistant
Geoff Ernst .... electrician
Kevin Fannon .... grip
Alicia Gbur .... still photographer
Kevin D. Hewitt .... camera operator
Erik F. Hill .... dolly grip
Andrew Hoehn Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bill Hong .... camera car operator
Brad Irvin .... lamp operator
Brian Kelly .... electrician
Brad Knopf .... lamp operator
Kenny Kondratko .... grip
Reed Koppen .... first assistant camera
Chris McLeod .... grip
Dan Mikulski .... grip
Cory O'Dea .... grip
Trevor Rios .... second assistant camera
James Shuryan .... electrician
Anthony 'Spike' Simms .... gaffer
Tom Wood .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Brittany Burke .... casting associate
Ryan Hill .... extras casting
Kathy Mooney .... casting director: Michigan
Janet Pound .... casting director: Michigan
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kristi Hoffman .... set costumer
Stanley Moore .... costume supervisor
Vicente Parada .... key costumer
Earl Tanchuck .... costumer
Editorial Department
Paul Carlin .... digital intermediate editor
Lucas Hardy .... digital dailies
Dave Hussey .... digital intermediate colorist
Thomas H. Park .... additional editor (as Thomas Han Ul Park)
Music Department
Joshua Johnson .... musician
Braden Kimball .... composer: additional music
Braden Kimball .... music scoring mixer
Braden Kimball .... score recordist
Kier Lehman .... music supervisor
Skye Lewin .... temp music editor
Jeff MacDonald .... main title music
Greg Vines .... music editor
Aragorn Wiederhold .... musician
Amir Windom .... assistant music supervisor
Transportation Department
Linda Barnes .... driver: cast
Mike Bilkovic .... production driver
Christina Cooper .... dot administrator (as Christina Schmidt)
William Hissong .... driver
Kimmie Knudsen .... driver: cast
Kurt Knudsen .... transportation coordinator
Raymond Landino Jr. .... driver
Dean Miller .... griptruck driver: pre-production
Robert'Bob'Rice Sr. .... production van driver
David Schmidt .... transportation captain
Other crew
Sam Arthurs .... armorer
Michael J. Babcock .... set production assistant
Mary Berry .... production coordinator
Raffi Bogosian .... additional set production assistant
Melissa Bradac .... set production assistant
Pamela Chizema .... second accountant
Geralyn Clark .... production staff
Sharon L. Craig .... production accountant
Alex Fields .... assistant location manager: Detroit
Benjamin H. Gordon .... key office production assistant
Amy K. Green .... second assistant accountant
Alecia Hamilton .... stand-in: Shannon Kane (as Alecia McGill)
Tiaka Hurst .... unit publicist
Michael S. Jones .... location manager
Paul Amadeus Kim .... digital dailies (as Paul Kim)
Kelly Kirstein .... stand-in
Kef Lee .... stand-in
Darcy Leutzinger .... technical advisor
Megan Meganck .... key craft services
Alan Murphy .... accounting clerk
Sahir Rashid .... set production assistant
Paul Rathburn .... chef
Bridget Reddeman .... location assistant
Pete Rinehart .... craft service assistant
Jason Roby .... key set production assistant
Darryl Lucky Rodgers .... assistant: Mr. Boom
Tiffany Stone .... stand in: Carly Pope
Tiffany Stone .... stand in: Carly Pope
Sophia Tapia .... payroll accountant
Carolyn Tolley .... script supervisor
Ashley Van Esley .... assistant: Mr. Macht
James Wittenberg .... set medic
Marc T.S. Zakalik .... production secretary
Michael A. Zakalik .... assistant: Mr. Putman
Sabrina Dungan .... stand-in (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence and language
Argentina:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Writers Randy Walker, Michael Albanese and Ed Arneson are all retired Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers.See more »
Factual errors: Sgt. Cutler is armed with a SIG P226 pistol throughout the movie. The standard issue LAPD SWAT sidearm, as of 2011, is the Kimber 1911. The SIG pistols, also as of 2011, are not authorized for LAPD officers to carry.See more »
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Worth a watch, but nothing more, 20 February 2011
Author: moonweaver from Bulgaria

This movie I will describe like a coin - it has two sides.

The first side is the acting - on the contrary from most of the other reviewers, I found the acting very good. The characters are believable and the actors seem suited for their respective roles. I must admit that I watched this movie mainly because of the actors. I'm a big fan of Robert Patrick, hold respect for Gabriel Macht and it was nice to see Kristana Loken even in a minor role, which she played in style. The strong side of this movie are the actors and the characters - I like movies, that make me sympathize with characters, one way or another, in a positive or negative note. If you evaluate the actors' performance based on the first SWAT movie with Collin Farrel and Samuel Jackson, you might be a little disappointed, but if you watch it as a stand-alone, you might like it.

Now for the things I didn't like. The flip-side of this coin maybe some of you won't describe as something bad, but I personally am getting a little tired of a trend in recent action movies - sloppy endings. Some may say "this is an action movie, just watch the action and don't think too much for the ending!" But I like endings that make me smile and think to myself "yes, that was good!". In this particular movie, the ending is not only sloppy, but it just one more word - short. I fully agree with some other reviews that point out that maybe due to time restrictions the movie was cut short, but unfortunately the part that suffers the most is the ending. There are a few scenes throughout the movie that are just seen so many times and maybe if they were cut in order to add up a few minutes to the ending, the movie would have been better.

One other thing is the pace. The story unfolds pretty quickly, but the actual pace of the on-screen events is a little slow. Not that I find the latter as a flaw, but it kind of builds your thrill, I personally was expecting a grand finale that would blow me away. I like it very much when the good and the bad guy talk to each other, before the final showdown. Like De Niro and Pacino in "Heat". Maybe I'm too much of a yin-yang person, but I just would like to see something more of a clash of the titans endings in movies (literally, not like the movie by the same name). It doesn't matter if it is a happy ending or not, the thing that matters is HOW it is presented to us viewers. It may sound a little harsh, but I really felt robbed by this ending.

And something else - I really feel Robert Patrick's character (he is the bad guy) was presented too shallow. He has too little screen time to convince the audience he really is the bad guy, which is a big flaw of the script in my opinion. Patrick is a very, very, very underrated actor, especially when he plays bad guys and this movie does't utilize his talent whatsoever.

Don't get me wrong, this movie is worth a watch, if you like that genre (police, SWAT team action movies, hostages, tactics), you will enjoy it. But it just isn't something you will remember. If you're looking for something unusual, something that spans out of the box, of the cliché, you may be a little disappointed like I was. This is just an ordinary movie. It could have been great movie, but in my humble opinion it isn't.

6/10 - because good acting is never enough to save a poor story or a poor movie as a whole.

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