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Rating: 10 stars


Brian Eno Los Angeles California heist robbery

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Seen on: 01/19/2017, 08/03/2014, 05/07/2012, 02/28/2011 (rewatch)

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Heat (1995)

Directed by Michael Mann

Action | Crime | Drama

Most recently watched by schofizzy


Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

Rated R | Length 170 minutes


Yvonne Zima | Thomas Rosales, Jr. | Max Daniels | Amy Brenneman | Diane Venora | Val Kilmer | Tom Sizemore | Ray Buktenica | Daniel O'Haco | Mary Kircher | Peter Blackwell | Trevor Coppola | Kai Soremekun | Terry Miller | Rick Marzan | Niki Harris | Bill McIntosh | Tim Werner | Iva Franks Singer | Manny Perry | Robert Miranda | Mick Gould | Jon Voight | Farrah Forke | Patricia Healy | Paul Herman | Dan Martin | Andrew Camuccio | Mario Roberts | Steven Ford | Darin Mangan | Robert De Niro | Kimberly Flynn | Kenny Endoso | Kim Staunton | Vince Deadrick Jr. | Brad Baldridge | Martin Ferrero | Bud Cort | Viviane Vives | Cindy Katz | Brian Libby | Begonya Plaza | Rick Avery | Hazelle Goodman | Xander Berkeley | Jeremy Piven | Ricky Harris | Jerry Trimble | Susan Traylor | Kevin Gage | William Fichtner | Henry Rollins | Danny Trejo | Dennis Haysbert | Wes Studi | Hank Azaria | Tone Loc | Tom Noonan | Ted Levine | Philip Ettington | Natalie Portman | Mykelti Williamson | Ashley Judd | Al Pacino

Viewing Notes

One of my top five movies, I’ve probably watched it 20 times now, and every time is a new experience.

This is the second or third time I’ve watched it on Blu-Ray now, and for the first time ever I figured out that Brian Eno does a lot of the music.

Before discovering that in the credits, I had tweeted earlier about how the music is an under-appreciated tension builder, especially during scenes that are otherwise quiet. There is almost always an underlying sense of foreboding, due in large part to the musical choices.

It always amazes me how many actors are in this film, including a teenage Natalie Portman, Hank Azaria, Tom Noonan, Henry Rollins, Tone Loc!

Edited this entry on 05/25/2012.


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