DVD 171 mins IMDB 8.0 (56,850 votes) top 250: #211
R
Heat - Special Edition
Warner Brothers (1995)
In Collection
#44

My Rating:
10

Seen It:
Yes
Crime, Drama
USA  /  English

Al Pacino Lt. Vincent Hanna
Robert De Niro Neil McCauley
Val Kilmer Chris Shiherlis
Jon Voight Nate
Tom Sizemore Michael Cheritto
Diane Venora Justine Hanna
Amy Brenneman Eady
Ashley Judd Charlene Shiherlis
Mykelti Williamson Sergeant Drucker
Wes Studi Detective Casals
Ted Levine Bosko
Natalie Portman Lauren Gustafson
Dennis Haysbert Donald Breedan
William Fichtner Roger Van Zant
Tom Noonan Kelso

Director Michael Mann
Producer Art Linson; Michael Mann
Writer Michael Mann
Cinematography Dante Spinotti
Musician Elliot Goldenthal
User Credit 1 Pasquale Buba; William Goldenberg; Dov Hoenig; Tom Rolf
User Credit 2 Deborah Lynn Scott

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 girlfriend Charlene; Jon Voight as Nate; Hank Azaria as Alan Marciano; and Henry Rollins as Hugh, who is beaten up by Hanna. — Mark Deming

Edition Details
Barcode 085391419228
Region Region 1
Chapters 52
Release Date 2/3/2004
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Features
Color Widescreen Closed-captioned Dolby
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Violence and language.
User Text 2 From "The Godfather" to "Scent of a Woman".From "Raging Bull" to "Goodfellas".Two of America's celebrated superstars will finally collide.
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Notes
Trivia: In the director commentary, 'Michael Mann (I)' noted that Al Pacino ad-libbed the line "Because she's got a... GREAT ASS!" and Hank Azaria's look of exasperated shock was totally genuine. (more)

Goofs: Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt double tackling Hugh Benny about midway through the film. (more)

Quotes: Michael Cheritto: Well ya know, for me, the action is the juice. (more)

Awards: 6 nominations (more)