History Film / Heat

7th Aug '17 12:00:45 PM k410ren
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* ApatheticCitizens: For some reason, none of the citizens on the street bother with the trio of guys carrying large bags and assault rifles.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Vincent gets his man...at the expense of Neil's life. Bosko, Cheritto and Breaden are killed during the botched heist. Trejo and his wife are brutally tortured, the latter succumbing to her injuries and the former mercy-killed by Neil. Chris survives but has to abandon his wife and son. Vincent is also very close to a divorce but it's left somewhat ambiguous.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Both played straight and subverted in the bank robbery shootout - [[spoiler:Donald Breeden is the first of the crooks to die, which happens after a bullet fired from the roadblock pierces the windshield and hits him in the head. Sgt. Drucker is one of the cops left standing.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Vincent gets his man...at the expense of Neil's life. Bosko, Cheritto and Breaden Breedan are killed during the botched heist. Trejo and his wife are brutally tortured, the latter succumbing to her injuries and the former mercy-killed by Neil. Chris survives but has to abandon his wife and son. Vincent is also very close to a divorce but it's left somewhat ambiguous.]]
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Both played straight and subverted in the bank robbery shootout - [[spoiler:Donald Breeden is the first of the crooks to die, which happens after a bullet bullets fired from the roadblock pierces Casals and Drucker pierce the windshield and hits him in the head. Sgt. Drucker is one of the cops left standing.]]



* CameraAbuse: Blood gets on the camera when [[spoiler:Donald Breedan]] is given a BoomHeadshot.



*** Detectives Casals and Bosko both use [=M16A1=] assault rifles.

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*** Detectives Casals and Casals, Bosko and Schwartz both use [=M16A1=] assault rifles.
16th Jul '17 3:08:44 AM CynicalBastardo
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** Hanna and [=McCauley=]'s respective sidearms for starters; Hanna favours a Colt Officer's ACP with ivory grips, while [=McCauley=] uses a H&K USP at first, before switching to a SIG-Sauer [=P220=].
29th Jun '17 11:12:54 AM BaronVonFistcrunch
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''Heat'' is the ''first'' movie billed almost entirely on featuring Creator/AlPacino and Creator/RobertDeNiro together. It's a 1995 Creator/MichaelMann film about the relationship between a cop and the criminal he's investigating. It is a {{Remake}} of Michael Mann's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A._Takedown L.A. Takedown]]'', a made-for-television film.

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''Heat'' is the ''first'' movie billed almost entirely on featuring Creator/AlPacino and Creator/RobertDeNiro together. It's a 1995 Creator/MichaelMann film about the relationship between a cop and the criminal he's investigating. It is a loose {{Remake}} of Michael Mann's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A._Takedown L.A. Takedown]]'', a made-for-television film.



* AdaptationDistillation: ''L.A. Takedown'' was criticized for boring action scenes and a convoluted plot rushed to fit a 90-minute timeframe. Thanks to a much larger budget and time to refine the script, the plot and characters are given room to breath and the film features action scenes that are widely acclaimed to this day. This remains one of the rare examples where the remake is widely agreed to be superior to the original.
* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly so, especially in regards to the character's personal lives. Shiherlis' gambling addiction and Hanna's troubled stepdaughter are two elements among many that were not present in the original ''L.A. Takedown'' film.

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* AdaptationDistillation: ''L.A. Takedown'' was criticized for boring action scenes and a convoluted plot rushed to fit a 90-minute timeframe. Thanks to a much larger budget and time to refine the script, the plot and characters are given room to breath and the film features action scenes that are widely acclaimed to this day. This remains one of the rare examples where the remake is widely agreed to be superior to the original.
* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly so, especially in regards to the character's personal lives. Shiherlis' gambling addiction and Hanna's troubled stepdaughter are two elements among many ''many'' that were not present in the original ''L.A. Takedown'' film.
5th Jun '17 2:22:40 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also implied at the scene where, after surveilling the robbers at a completely unlikely location for a heist, the cops arrive there to try and figure out exactly what they were targeting only for Vincent to eventually realise that the only reason the robbers went there was to lure the cops out so that they could surveil and research ''them''. He mockingly poses for the cameras. Neil, who is the one taking the photos, smiles respectfully once he realises that Vincent's caught on to what's happened.
28th May '17 1:15:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* SteelEardrums: Averted in the armored car robbery scene. Waingro starts yelling at the guards, "Get back!" but when they don't move, he [[PistolWhipping pistol whips]] the closest one in frustration (the guards were deafened from Shiherlis blowing open the back doors; and since Waingro was wearing a hockey mask they couldn't even tell he was talking at all). Cheritto turns to him and says, "Hey slick, see that shit comin' outta their ears? They can't fucking hear you! Cool it!" The robbers themselves don't have this problem because Shiherlis shouts "CLEAR!" before he mashes the detonator, giving them plenty of time to plug their ears.

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* SteelEardrums: SteelEardrums:
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Averted in the armored car robbery scene. Waingro starts yelling at the guards, "Get back!" but when they don't move, he [[PistolWhipping pistol whips]] the closest one in frustration (the guards were deafened from Shiherlis blowing open the back doors; and since Waingro was wearing a hockey mask they couldn't even tell he was talking at all). Cheritto turns to him and says, "Hey slick, see that shit comin' outta their ears? They can't fucking hear you! Cool it!" The robbers themselves don't have this problem because Shiherlis shouts "CLEAR!" before he mashes the detonator, giving them plenty of time to plug their ears.



* TragicMistake: [[spoiler:Neil choosing to going after Waingro in the hotel attracts Hanna's attention, which leads to a final, fatal encounter.]]

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* TragicMistake: TragicMistake:
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[[spoiler:Neil choosing to going after Waingro in the hotel attracts Hanna's attention, which leads to a final, fatal encounter.]]
18th May '17 11:07:06 PM BaronVonFistcrunch
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''Heat'' is the ''first'' movie billed almost entirely on featuring Creator/AlPacino and Creator/RobertDeNiro together. It's a 1995 Creator/MichaelMann film about the relationship between a cop and the criminal he's investigating.

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''Heat'' is the ''first'' movie billed almost entirely on featuring Creator/AlPacino and Creator/RobertDeNiro together. It's a 1995 Creator/MichaelMann film about the relationship between a cop and the criminal he's investigating. \n It is a {{Remake}} of Michael Mann's ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.A._Takedown L.A. Takedown]]'', a made-for-television film.



This is the film that helped put director Creator/MichaelMann (''Film/{{Collateral}}, ''Film/MiamiVice'', Film/PublicEnemies'') on the map.

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This is the film that helped put director Creator/MichaelMann (''Film/{{Collateral}}, (''Film/{{Collateral}}'', ''Film/MiamiVice'', Film/PublicEnemies'') ''Film/PublicEnemies'') on the map.


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* AdaptationDistillation: ''L.A. Takedown'' was criticized for boring action scenes and a convoluted plot rushed to fit a 90-minute timeframe. Thanks to a much larger budget and time to refine the script, the plot and characters are given room to breath and the film features action scenes that are widely acclaimed to this day. This remains one of the rare examples where the remake is widely agreed to be superior to the original.
* AdaptationExpansion: Significantly so, especially in regards to the character's personal lives. Shiherlis' gambling addiction and Hanna's troubled stepdaughter are two elements among many that were not present in the original ''L.A. Takedown'' film.
13th May '17 10:33:41 AM RaiderDuck
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* CurbStompBattle: Despite being overwhelmed by police and flanked on both sides, McCauley and his crew plow their way through the first police blockade, leaving at least a dozen policemen dead or wounded in their wake. Things however deteriorate further for both sides when the shooting resumes.

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* CurbStompBattle: Despite being overwhelmed by police and flanked on both sides, McCauley [=McCauley=] and his crew plow their way through the first police blockade, leaving at least a dozen policemen dead or wounded in their wake. Things however deteriorate further for both sides when the shooting resumes.


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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: The first time we see Waingro, he demands a free coffee refill from a roadside cafe (where it's hinted he's already made himself a nuisance), then walks away as soon as he sees Cheritto's truck without either waiting for his refilled cup or telling the employees to forget it. He doesn't do much more than introduce himself before assuming he's part of [=McCauley's=] crew going forward, then glowers at Cheritto when the latter asks him to be quiet so he can concentrate. Even before his actions at the armored car heist, we already know he's an inconsiderate blowhard with anger issues.
** Lauren gets one as well. She panics because her deadbeat father's half an hour late, then dissolves in tears when she realizes he's probably not coming. Her overreaction to her father's absence presages her suicide attempt late in the film.
8th Apr '17 7:02:25 AM JackG
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* KnowWhenToFoldThem: Averted, despite [=McCauley=] claiming to live by this trope (see page quote). His failure to escape when he has the opportunity gets him killed.
11th Mar '17 11:13:43 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* CurbStompBattle: Despite being overwhelmed by police and flanked on both sides, McCauley and his crew plow their way through the first police blockade, leaving at least a dozen policemen dead or wounded in their wake. Things however deteriorate further for both sides when the shooting resumes.


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* SceneryGorn: The streets of L.A. after the shootout.
15th Jan '17 7:53:37 PM Tdarcos
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* {{FiveFiveFive}}: When Neil is asked for the telephone number he is calling from so they can call him back from a different number, he looks at the pay phone, reads a correct area code for Los Angeles County, 818, but the phone number he gives is a seven-digit number beginning with "1". For technical reasons, regular telephone numbers in North America - US, Canada and the Caribbean Countries - ''cannot'' start with "1".
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