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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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Reed Steiner (screenplay), Reed Steiner (story) | 3 more credits »





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 Brad Bukauskas ... Slater Harrington
Yuri Sardarov ... Bulgarian Man / Mr. Krav
Darcy Leutzinger Darcy Leutzinger ... Mike / L.A. SWAT


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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


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


When speaking to Cutler, Kim Byers makes a reference to a 5150 psychiatric hold. 5150 refers to California Welfare & Institutions Code section 5150. There is no such code or section in Michigan law See more »


Referenced in The Task: Pilot (2016) See more »

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Not Good
15 June 2011 | by funkcannaSee all my reviews

OK, let me first say that this is my first ever review - I was compelled to write one based on simply how BAD this movie is. The only reason I didn't give it a 1 is because I have seen worse.

Another reason I felt angry enough to write a review is because I normally like these kind of movies. Normally all you have to do is include something like SWAT, SAS or Marines in the description of the movie and point me towards it and I will lap it up. Unfortunately however, SWAT: Firefight only succeeded for me in one regard - it has SWAT in its title.

The story is just weak, really weak. Just when you feel it is about to get going, it literally ends. Its cliché to an extreme and about as predictable a movie I have ever seen.

I wont go on but to summarize, this is just a bad movie. If you want some decent SWAT like viewing entertainment, I recommend Flashpoint (Canadian TV Series) or possibly watching paint dry could also be considered a viable alternative.

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Release Date:

1 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA


Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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