Tough Los Angeles cop Vincent Hanna takes on a gang of professional bank robbers led by the precise, enigmatic Patrick McLaren.
If you thought Miami was rough, you haven't worked the streets of L.A.
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Did You Know?
The original 180 page screenplay predates both L.A. Takedown
(1989) and Heat
(1995), it was written in the late 70s and then revised after Michael Mann
had finished Thief
(1981). When making the TV movie version, Mann had to severely abridge the original script and abstracted around 110 pages from the 180 page script, making the TV movie not fully developed compared to the later cinematic version. See more
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
Vincent. Recognize their M.O.?
Sgt. Vincent Hanna
Yeah. Their M.O. is that they are good.
Referenced in The Making of 'Heat'
Performed by Billy Idol
Written by The Doors See more