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L.A. Takedown (1989)

Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.

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Michael Mann

Writer:

Michael Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Plank ... Sgt. Vincent Hanna
Alex McArthur ... Patrick McLaren
Michael Rooker ... Bosko
Ely Pouget ... Lillian Hanna
Vincent Guastaferro ... Michael Cerrito
Richard Chaves ... Det. Lou Casals
Victor Rivers ... Detective Arriaga
Laura Harrington ... Eady
Daniel Baldwin ... Det. Bobby Schwartz
Clarence Gilyard Jr. ... Mustafa Jackson
R.D. Call ... Harry Dieter
Peter Dobson ... Chris Sheherlis
John Santucci John Santucci ... Joe Cusomano
Xander Berkeley ... Waingro
Juan Fernández ... Harvey Torena (as Juan Fernandez)
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Storyline

Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.

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If you thought Miami was rough, you haven't worked the streets of L.A. See more »


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Trivia

Heat (1995) had 6 months of pre-production, and a 117 day shooting schedule. L.A. Takedown (1989) had 10 days of pre-production, and a 19 day shooting schedule. Michael Mann said that comparing one film to the other is like comparing "freeze dried coffee" to "Jamaican Blue Mountain". See more »

Goofs

The exterior after bar scene when Hanna is following Lillian on the sidewalk, the boom Mic shadow is frequently seen chasing above/behind the quarreling actors. See more »

Quotes

Detective Arriaga: C'mon, boss. How do you know? We still got...
Sgt. Vincent Hanna: What do we got?
Sgt. Vincent Hanna: [to himself/as if talking to McLaren] Fly like a bird, Patrick. Hasta. You were good, man.
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References Superman (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

L.A. WOMAN
Performed by Billy Idol
Written by The Doors
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NOT "scene-for-scene the same as Heat"
29 June 2004 | by Okie_EngineerSee all my reviews

This movie has the same basic plot outline as Heat and MOST of the same characters, but is in NO WAY "scene-for-scene the same as Heat." The acting is absolutely atrocious and some of the scenes make no sense without some of the setup Heat has. I can understand why these actors haven't gone on to much beyond this movie -- THEY'RE AWFUL!!!!! Some of the storyline is just implausible and downright silly. I can also fully understand why this isn't available on DVD here in North America (the quality of this film is akin to what you might see on late night local television). However, if you're a die-hard Michael Mann fan, as am I, you should still see this, because it because it shows how much development he puts into a story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crimewave See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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