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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.T. - Firefight See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Writers Randy Walker, Michael Albanese and Ed Arneson are all retired Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officers. See more »

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When Walter Hatch shoots the FBI agents, he is in the back of a car, shooting both agents in the back of their heads. Next day, when the police arrives at the crime scene, it clearly shows that at least the co-driver is shot through the forehead. See more »

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Another Version of "Speed", This Time in Detroit
25 February 2011 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Los Angeles SWAT team leader Paul Cutler (Gabriel Macht) is sent to Detroit in order to certify the team there for Homeland Security work. Under his watch, they respond to a domestic abuse call that goes wrong, and everything goes downhill quickly.

Let me just give a shout-out to the cast. Gabriel Macht makes an excellent lead. I loved him in "The Spirit", and he does a fine job here of being a leading man, but also somewhat realistic in appearance (he is not as perfectly handsome as Hollywood could have made him). Kristanna Loken is given very prominent billing, but sadly a very small role -- which is too bad, given how much potential she has.

Stealing the show is Robert Patrick as millionaire Walter Hatch. Patrick may be best known to you as the evil robot from "Terminator 2". He has aged a bit and put on a few pounds since then, but is every bit as menacing even without the use of robotic shapeshifting.

I felt that this film took a lot of cues from "Speed". There is no bomb on a bus, or any bus at all. But Patrick seems to be playing a Dennis Hopper villain, there are still bombs, there is taunting, there is a damsel in distress. There is a mysterious background to the villain (wait for the twist -- very awesome).

I liked the film. Action, good plot, likable characters. I am not a big action guy (I am a horror fan), but this film gripped me and never let go. It was exciting beginning to end. A bit cliché here or there, but they were not aiming for Oscar gold. They wanted a fun, exciting action flick. And they nailed it.


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