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Rating: 10 stars


Brian Eno Los Angeles California heist robbery

Seen 6 times

Seen on: 04/16/2018, 09/11/2017, 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


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

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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