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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)

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Detroit PD borrows an LA SWAT leader as instructor for 2 weeks training of their SWAT team. After a real SWAT action, a madman with special skills, obsessed with "revenge", is released on bail.

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Benny Boom

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Reed Steiner (screenplay), Reed Steiner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Macht ... Paul Cutler
Robert Patrick ... Walter Hatch
Carly Pope ... Kim Byers
Giancarlo Esposito ... Inspector Hollander
Kristanna Loken ... Rose Walker
Matt Bushell ... Danny Stockton
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Justin Kellogg
Micah Hauptman ... Richard Mundy (as Micah A. Hauptman)
Shannon Kane ... Lori Barton
Gino Anthony Pesi ... Wayne Wolport
Kevin Phillips ... Kyle Watters
Dennis North ... Captain Simon
Brad Bukauskas ... Slater Harrington
Yuri Sardarov ... Bulgarian Man / Mr. Krav
Darcy Leutzinger Darcy Leutzinger ... Mike / L.A. SWAT
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Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T. team. After a hostage is killed during an assignment, the victim's boyfriend, a highly specialized government agent, decides to take revenge on Cutler and his team. Written by page8701

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Cutler's long arm of choice is a Bushmaster Adaptive Combat Rifle (ACR). This was the rifle's first appearance in film. See more »

Goofs

When Sgt Cutler and the team are in the bar and playing the boxing game, after Kellog takes his turn and Cutler takes Kellogs gun he takes the clip out and he cycles the slide, when the bullet hits the floor you can hear that the cartridge was empty (no bullet or powder). See more »

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Minor Mistake
18 February 2011 | by TactrixSee all my reviews

I've watched this movie and seen the other reviews, first lets me tell you a little about this movie.

Its basically about a SWAT team leader who's never lost a hostage, he gets called in to train a SWAT team for FBI certification in Detroit. When on call with this team things go badly and a hostage dies. Without giving too much away I'll say that there's a bad guy who doesn't take too kindly to the hostage dying, and makes this team leader his primary target, and everything pretty much goes from there.

Now for the review, the movie in itself is not bad, the acting is pretty good, here's the reason why its getting such bad reviews. What I imagine happened was that the director of this movie was told after it was created that.. it was simply too long, and it had to be cut down. Naturally he cut it as short as he could. The problem is that in cutting it he took out the most important elements of the movie, the leading up to the ending part, and the actual ending. Up to where the movie escalates into running out of time, its very good, but as soon as it gets to the point of where the main character is racing the clock, its missing.. well everything.

The bad guys are literally 2 people, they aren't anywhere near as badass or as hardcore as it was portrayed, because it takes about 2 min to neutralize both of them, they make the main bad guy out to be really smart when in fact his "setup" was nothing short of childish, i.e. anyone with half a brain would have thought out a further trap plot then he did, from these things I can only conclude that there is a mass amount of movie missing, if there isn't however then the director knows nothing about how to end a movie and thats where the bad reviews come in.

8/10 because besides for the ending its actually a pretty decent flick.


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Release Date:

1 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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