Heat (1995)

Heat——-An L.A. Redemption.


Al Pacino—————Vincent Hanna
Robert DeNiro———Neal McCauley
Val Kilmer————–Chris Shiherlis
Jon Voigt—————Nate
Tom Sizemore———-Michael Cheritto
Danny Trejo————Trejo
Natalie Portman——-Lauren Gustafson

Directed by Michael Mann
Written by Michael Mann

Easily one of my favourite movies of all time. Michael Mann weaves a masterful tale around a group of thieves lead by Neal McCauley. His montra to his crew is “…..have nothing in your life that you can’t walk out on in thirty seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner”. Vincent Hanna works homicide/robbery in Los Angeles and he is drawn into the pursuit of Neal McCauley who Hanna believes is an exceptional thief. Hanna throws a net across Los Angeles looking for McCauley and his crew as the heat gets closer the action picks up. All I can say is hang on to your chair because Michael Mann is going to take you on one hell of a ride. The movie delves into the underworld of Los Angeles and Michael Mann makes it as authentic as he possibly can. The two main characters are on a collision course and we as spectators get to see both sides of this incredible crime epic. Pacino and DeNiro are excellent as adversaries on either side of the law. I was glued to the screen when Hanna pulls McCauley over on the side of the freeway and offers to by him a cup of coffee. That diner scene is absolutely movie magic. Michael Mann is one of my favourite directors and this movie is one of the reasons why.

Runtime: 170 Minutes

Production Budget: N/A

Box Office
Domestic: $67,436,818
Worldwide: $187,436,818

CC Rating: 10 out of  10

Screenplay: Heat

If you like this try: The Score, Public Enemies, Swordfish.