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The Heat (2013)

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An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

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Paul Feig

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Katie Dippold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Ashburn
Melissa McCarthy ... Mullins
Demián Bichir ... Hale (as Demian Bichir)
Marlon Wayans ... Levy
Michael Rapaport ... Jason Mullins
Jane Curtin ... Mrs. Mullins
Spoken Reasons ... Rojas
Dan Bakkedahl ... Craig
Taran Killam ... Adam
Michael McDonald ... Julian
Thomas F. Wilson ... Captain Woods (as Tom Wilson)
Peter Weireter Peter Weireter ... SWAT Team Leader
John Ross Bowie ... NY Agent
William Xifaras ... Tough Guy #1
Cary 'Big Shug' Guy Cary 'Big Shug' Guy ... Tough Guy #2
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Storyline

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

Good Cop. Mad Cop. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Bulgarian

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,115,043, 30 June 2013

Gross USA:

$159,582,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,930,771
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Unrated Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, Melissa McCarthy was unable to do the film due to overlapping commitments for Identity Thief (2013) and Mike & Molly (2010). However, the day after the former wrapped filming, McCarthy commuted to Los Angeles and Massachusetts, enabling her to do both. See more »

Goofs

If Craig was a true albino, he would have pink eyes - NO pigment. See more »

Quotes

Captain Woods: This job is destroying me... you know how old I am?
Ashburn: Um... um... 58.
Captain Woods: I'm 43 years old.
Ashburn: Uh-huh... see I always round up.
Captain Woods: I have a five year-old son who calls me Grampa.
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Crazy Credits

According to the end credits, Gina's Boobs are played by Jessica Chaffin's Boobs. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release contains an extended cut with just over 3 minutes of additional material. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Heat 2 See more »

Soundtracks

Werkin' Girls
Written by Raykeea Wilson, Tk Kayembe
Performed by Angel Haze
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd. / Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun
30 June 2013 | by zetesSee all my reviews

A fairly typical buddy cop comedy, but it's enjoyable and has plenty of laughs. Sandra Bullock plays a straight-laced, unlikable FBI agent who comes to Boston for a major drug investigation and pairs up with antagonistic tough gal police detective Melissa McCarthy. The value of a film like this lies entirely with the leads, and Bullock and McCarthy both deliver. Bullock is a talented comedian who almost never gets to show it in a watchable film. McCarthy, fresh off her hit Identity Thief, proves once again to be a talented physical comedienne (as does Bullock, actually), but what should never go unmentioned when talking about her is that she's a wonderful ad-libber. Almost everything she says is hilarious. The rest of the cast is fine, and the film in particular shines whenever they go to the well of McCarthy's loud-mouth Irish family (which includes Jane Curtin), who have a black velvet painting of Jesus hitting a home run at Fenway Park on their kitchen wall. The plot is, of course, rote, and it's probably not a film I'll be thinking about an hour after I've seen it, but it provided a pretty good time at the movies.


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