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!!TV series

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!!2003 film

* BackedByThePentagon: Or the LAPD, rather. Actual [=SWAT=] officers appeared in the opening scenes of the movie, most of them in delivering the hotline between the negotiators and the bank robbers.
* ChronicallyKilledActor: Creator/MichelleRodriguez actually avoids her usual fate for once, [[spoiler:though Sanchez does get hit in the arm at the climax]].
* FakeAmerican: Irish Creator/ColinFarrell as American Jim Street.
* ImageSource: SpicyLatina uses a shot of Creator/MichelleRodriguez (Chris Sanchez) lounging around on her SWAT gear between takes.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Quite a lot of ''Series/TheWire'' alumni show up: Dominick Lombardozzi (Herc in ''Series/TheWire'') makes an appearance as Montel's bodyguard, as does Reg E. Cathy (Norman Wilson in ''The Wire'') as Lieutenant Velasquez. The film was also directed by Clark Johnson, a filmmaker/actor who played Gus Haynes.
** ''Series/HouseOfCardsUS'' viewers might recognize Velasquez as the owner of Frank Underwood's favorite barbecue joint.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** In early development, the role of Hondo was considered for, among other actors, Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger, Creator/EdHarris, and Creator/TommyLeeJones.
** Paul Walker could have been Jim Street, but his commitments to the ''Fast and the Furious'' franchise kept him from doing so.

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!! ''SWAT'' game series (by Sierra)

* [[Trivia/{{SWAT 4}} Trivia for SWAT 4]]