HeatDirector: Michael Mann
A successful career criminal considers getting out of the business after one last score, while an obsessive cop desperately tries to put him behind bars in this intelligent thriller written and directed by Michael Mann. Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) is a thief who specializes in big, risky jobs, such as banks and armored cars. He's very good at what he does; he's bright, methodical, and has honed his skills as a thief at the expense of his personal life, vowing never to get involved in a relationship from which he couldn't walk away in 30 seconds. Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) is an L.A.P.D. detective determined to catch McCauley, but while McCauley's personal code has forced him to do without a wife and children, Hanna's dedication has made a wreck of the home he's tried to have; he's been divorced twice, he's all but a stranger to his third wife, and he has no idea how to reach out to his troubled step-daughter. While McCauley has enough money to retire and is planning to move to New Zealand, he loves the thrill of robbery as much as the profit, and is blocking out plans for one more job; meanwhile, he's met a woman, Eady (Amy Brenneman), whom he's not so sure he can walk away from. The supporting cast includes Val Kilmer as Chris, one of McCauley's partners; Ashley Judd as his wife Charlene; Jon Voight as Nate; Hank Azaria as Alan Marciano; and Henry Rollins as Hugh, who is beaten up by Hanna.
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Cast & Crew
|Al Pacino||Vincent Hanna|
|Robert De Niro||Neil McCauley|
|Val Kilmer||Chris Shiherlis|
|Tom Sizemore||Michael Cheritto|
|Mykelti Williamson||Det. Drucker|
|Wes Studi||Det. Casals|
|William Fichtner||Van Zant|
|Hank Azaria||Alan Marciano|
|Anthony Smith||Richard Torena|
|Susan Traylor||Elaine Cheritto|
|Henry Rollins||Hugh Benny|
|Martin Ferrero||Construction Clerk|
|Begonia Plaza||Anna Trejo|
|Hazelle Goodman||Hooker's Mother|
|Jeremy Piven||Dr. Bob|
|Rick Avery||Armoured Guard|
|Bill McIntosh||Armoured Guard|
|Kimberly Flynn||Casals' Date|
|Steven Ford||Officer Bruce|
|Niki Harris||Marcia Drucker|
|Patricia Healy||Bosko's Date|
|Paul Herman||Sergeant Heinz|
|Brian Libby||Captain Jackson|
|Dan Martin||Harry Dieter|
|Rick Marzan||Basketball Player|
|Terry Miller||Children's Hospital Nurse|
|Thomas Rosales||Armoured Truck Driver|
|Mario Roberts||Bank Guard|
|Anne H. Ahrens||Set Decoration/Design|
|Pieter Jan Brugge||Executive Producer|
|Pasquale A. Buba||Editor|
|Ami Canaan||Asst. Director|
|Budd Carr||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Gusmano Cesaretti||Associate Producer|
|Robert Fechtman||Set Decoration/Design|
|Logan R. Frazee||Special Effects|
|William C. Goldenberg||Editor|
|Elliot Goldenthal||Score Composer|
|R.J. Hohman||Special Effects|
|Michael Maxman||Asst. Director|
|Marjorie Stone McShirley||Art Director|
|Arnon Milchan||Executive Producer|
|Donald Myers||Special Effects|
|Lee Orloff||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Steven Schwartz||Set Decoration/Design|
|Deborah L. Scott||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Kathleen M. Shea||Associate Producer|
|Paul Sonski||Set Decoration/Design|
|Neil Spisak||Production Designer|
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Everything comes together brilliantly in this memorable film about crime and law enforcement. The cinematography, screenplay, direction, acting, etc. Well, especially the acting. 3 of my favorites come together (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Sizemore) to deliver great performances. Best Film of 1995!
I readily enjoyed this from beginning to end. The character development of the story is incredibly documented. The most annoying and relentless character is not the bad guy, but the good guy (Al Pacino.) The movie does an excellent job as it portrays Deniro not as a robotic sociopath, but also brazenly demonstrates his status as a human being.
Michael Mann pays homage to his classic TV saga CRIME STORY and in doing so, comes full circle...this is CRIME STORY with superstar talent. You can even recall some of the dialogue from the show (''You do not get to watch my television set''). Pacino brings another memorable character to his CV with Lt. Vincent Hanna, a cop obsessed. DeNiro portrays super thief Neil McCauley with frightening realism. Val Kilmer abandons the pretty boy image as a degenerate gambler on DeNiro's crime team. Incredible action and pace. This is a winner and Mann's best work since THIEF (1981).
Everything you can hope for in a bombastic, razor sharp movie that will astound all action junkies everywhere. Superstar cast, cinematography of the highest order, and a terrific plot. What else is there?
This movie is nothing but a TV cop drama. It is very long and there is not much action. There are not even any good lines. In one word, 'insipid'.
This is truly an underrated film. With sensational acting, including one of the great scenes you'll see in film, DeNiro and Pacino meeting face-to-face in the diner, this is a can't miss for those that appreciate great acting.
Wow. What a great film. Al Pacino and Robert Deniro finally meeting is something they everyone wants i'm sure. Not 1 scene in this movie wasted. Plenty of action and swearing. This is kind of a drama and crime movie. I really liked Tom Seizmore's character, he is such an underated actor especially his performance in Saving Private Ryan.
Micheal Mann, the director of great movies like 'The last of the Mohicans' and 'Ali', dilivers a powerful and detailing look into the minds of the men, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. As the movie progresses, we find out that the two men, one a cop and the other a mastermind theif, have more in common with one another than they both think. A truly great insight at these two powerful actors, and a great direction with awsome fire-fights and chases, 'Heat' promises to deliver an action-packed knock-out to anyone who watches it. One hell of a movie.
This is a fascinating look at ''good'' putting the heat to ''evil'' in this world where the good guy has his evil and the bad guy has his good. These two men NEED each other for success in their ''professions''. In the coffee shop they each say what they must say, regardless of ''how it will be''. This film is a superb example of sweeping cinematography beautifully matched to a really cool musical score. It's deep enough to THINK your way through it, even in the action scenes.
Simply put - if films like Braveheart, The Usual Suspects, Dead Man Walking, Mighty Aphrodite, and Apollo 13 hadn't won the hearts of the Academy in 1995, Michael Mann's epic masterpiece would have reigned supreme at the Oscars. This movie is filmmaking at it's finest. Action is perfectly apportioned, drama is omnipresent, and depth prevails. I can honestly say this is the most soulful and passionate movie I have ever seen in my life. It is a terrific study of humantity in a crime-saga arena. Mr. Mann has inspired me intensely and hopefully one day I will make a picture as good as this. Readers of my reivew, take these words to heart and rent this movie.
In this flick, everybody's evil to a degree. Vincent Hanna, the obsessive detective, has an almost intrinsic viciousness about him while the honorable robber Neil McCauley is nearing the end of the line where these two brilliant men on opposite sides of the law, face to face, (literally)for the first time. Pacino and DeNiro, only one of these Hollywood heavyweights can make it out alive. I won't say who. Michael Mann wrote probably the best crama drama/thriller since the Godfather in Heat. The characters are terrific with one hell of a shootout. I love it when Neil goes after Wangrow and Van Zant for revenge! I won't give anymore away. It's up for you to decide to watch or not, at your own peril.
Al Pacino and Robert DiNero at their best. Great plot, great acting, lots of action and an emotional ending. The soundtrack during the robbery is great!!!
Heat The epic cops and robbers movie with an all-star cast including Ashley Judd, Robert Deniro, Al Pacino and Val Kilmer. I loved this movie. It kept me on the edge and the performances were unforgettable.
I'm not saying this just to bash a movie or be 'that jerk'. Though this movie has a lot of powerful actors who play the parts very well, the film has a lazy pace. The plot follows too many different characters personal lives unnecessarily, and has shoot-outs that make Die Hard 2 look like a true story. Additionally, This movie ends terribly. Everyone I watched this with hated it as well. I wanted to like this movie, but would've been better served watching Goodfellas again. Though I know alot of people who love this movie, I disagree entirely.