A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Director:

Michael Mann

Writer:

Michael Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Al Pacino ... Lt. Vincent Hanna
Robert De Niro ... Neil McCauley
Val Kilmer ... Chris Shiherlis
Jon Voight ... Nate
Tom Sizemore ... Michael Cheritto
Diane Venora ... Justine
Amy Brenneman ... Eady
Ashley Judd ... Charlene Shiherlis
Mykelti Williamson ... Sergeant Drucker
Wes Studi ... Casals
Ted Levine ... Bosko
Dennis Haysbert ... Donald Breedan
William Fichtner ... Roger Van Zant
Natalie Portman ... Lauren Gustafson
Tom Noonan ... Kelso
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Storyline

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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An L.A. Redemption See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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In his book "Modern Romance", Aziz Ansari recounted a dating story when he was living in a rented house in Los Angeles. The house is the same one, in which Trejo (Danny Trejo) lives. See more »

Goofs

When Hanna goes to his hotel after leaving Justine, he walks to the balcony to look out at the city lights. The camera angle changes to a view from behind his head so you can see the view, but the hair color and hair style of the man seen from behind is noticeably different - obviously a double. See more »

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[first lines]
Construction Clerk: Check, charge, or cash?
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Alternate Versions

In the original theatrical release, the end credit track "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" by Moby slowly faded mid-credits to the sounds of a quiet airfield that played through the remainder of the credits. This was changed for the subsequent home video releases and the restored theatrical version, which play the track from the beginning again over the rest of the end credits. See more »


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Last Nite
Written by Terje Rypdal
Performed by Terje Rypdal & The Chasers
Courtesy of ECM Records
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An Unstoppable Pyroclastic Flow...
8 September 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

For a film to survive almost three hours it has to have some pretty special chemistry and ingredients. While the tale told is full of holes and leaps of faith it's saved by two outstanding performances by De Niro and Pacino. The supporting cast members provide a trivial sideshow in comparison and, were anyone else to have taken the leads, this would be a long gone forgotten B movie, instead, it's a raging, violent and destructive psychotic volcano.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

15 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heat See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,445,656, 17 December 1995

Gross USA:

$67,436,818

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,436,818
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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