Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or "Hondo", is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers.Written by
In the scene where they were using facial recognition to identify Alex, ID photos of the film crew were used, as the high speed shuffling of faces on the monitor. On DVD, if you step through that sequence frame by frame, you can see almost every member of the film crew. All photos, in that sequence, were taken by Dave Nico, S.W.A.T.'s Assistant Coordinator (his photo does not appear). See more »
When asking what Street did as a Navy SEAL, Hondo says, "So, what did you do for them? Sniper detail? Amphibious assault?" ALL Navy SEALs specialize in amphibious assault; it is their primary mission. It is even in their name (SEa Air Land). Hondo, as a former Force Recon Marine, would know this already. See more »
This was supposed to be simple snatch and extract.
Boxer was a threat, T.J.
Boxer was my friend!
He was mine too.
Stop crying. You can buy new friends.
Don't give me any more reason to kill you.
What are going to do, shoot me? You should relax a little bit, my friend. I'm the money here. Don't forget it.
We don't have time for this shit. Look, you can go ahead. I know this sucks. Let's worry about it in paradise, all right?
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Director Clark Johnson, who appears in the film briefly as Deke's beat partner, is credited as 'Deke's Handsome Partner'. See more »
Good action movie, but not enough Michelle Rodriguez.
As cop movies go, this one isn't bad at all. It gives some nice background information about the characters without overdoing it, and the plot is satisfying if not awfully surprising. My main quibble is that hottie girl-jock Michelle Rodriguez didn't get enough screen time. It's nice to see she made the SWAT team, though, and we can always hope she'll have a bigger part in the sequels. On the other hand, Colin Farrel, who evidently has a modest following among female moviegoers, gets plenty of screen time. Something for everybody.
On the way to this movie we got stuck in traffic, and for a few minutes it looked as if we might arrive late. My son joked, "Oh, nothing exciting ever happens at the beginning of these movies anyway." As it happens, we got there just as the movie started, and I had to laugh at how appropriate my son's comment was. "SWAT" immediately jumps right into a ferocious action sequence, like a good action movie only in spades. Don't be late.
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