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S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime | 8 August 2003 (USA)
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An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director:

Clark Johnson

Writers:

Robert Hamner (characters), Ron Mita (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samuel L. Jackson ... Sgt. Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson
Colin Farrell ... Jim Street
Michelle Rodriguez ... Chris Sanchez
LL Cool J ... Deacon 'Deke' Kaye (as James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J)
Josh Charles ... T.J. McCabe
Jeremy Renner ... Brian Gamble
Brian Van Holt ... Michael Boxer
Olivier Martinez ... Alex Montel
Reg E. Cathey ... Lt. Greg Velasquez (as Reginald E. Cathey)
Larry Poindexter ... Capt. Thomas Fuller
Page Kennedy ... Travis
Domenick Lombardozzi ... GQ
James DuMont ... Gus
Denis Arndt ... Sgt. Howard
Lindsey Ginter ... Agent Hauser
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Storyline

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 John Wiggins

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Paul Walker was set to play Jim Street, and had even started training for the part, but had to drop out due to filming on 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Hondo and Street assault the stationary subway train, there's a bright light shining on Street as he climbs the train, but Hondo's gun (and subsequently his torch) are pointed towards the ground. See more »

Quotes

Hondo: [last lines, sitting in the front passenger seat of a SWAT truck, after hearing a diamond robbery taking place over the radio, turns head back to see Street] technically our watch has been over for twelve hours
Street: [turns his head back to see Hondo, then turns his head back to face forward, smiles, while putting on his radio headset] so?
Hondo: [sits up straight] yeah, what the hell?
Hondo: [grabs underneath his seat to get the rifle ready] Mount up !
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Crazy Credits

Director Clark Johnson, who appears in the film briefly as Deke's beat partner, is credited as 'Deke's Handsome Partner'. See more »


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Shattered
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone B.V. and Virgin Records
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User Reviews

WOW, WHAT A MOVIE!!!
16 April 2004 | by mrblutoSee all my reviews

I did not want to see this movie in the theater because most rehash movies from old tv shows suck. I was so wrong, SWAT was an over whelming surprise, full of action, male hormone and a tough as nails Swat chick played by Michelle Rodriguez. Sam Jackson does his usual great performance, Colin Farrell is the hot shot swat cop who is turned on by his partner. LL Cool J is wasted as the cop that runs a lot. The ending scene could have better, it was the same fight at night most movies have to hide faces of the stuntmen. SWAT is great, lets hope for a Sequel. 7 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

8 August 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.T. See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,062,535, 10 August 2003

Gross USA:

$116,934,650

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$207,725,639
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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