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>
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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