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
Colin Farrell wanted to perform a stunt as his character, in the scene where the S.W.A.T. team rappels down from a helicopter. His request was refused, as a concern for his safety. Farrell's stunt double proceeded to break his ankle on the first take of the stunt. See more »
When Deacon Kay chases the suspect towards the Crown Victoria he's wearing black shoes, when he runs over it his foot lands on the roof and he's wearing tennis shoes. See more »
You know what they say, you're either SWAT or you're not.
See more »
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this