Heat (1995)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
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
Dennis Haysbert Donald Breedan
William Fichtner Roger Van Zant
Natalie Portman Lauren Gustafson
Tom Noonan Kelso
Kevin Gage Waingro
Hank Azaria Alan Marciano
Susan Traylor Elaine Cheritto
Kim Staunton Lillian
Danny Trejo Trejo
Henry Rollins Hugh Benny
Jerry Trimble Schwartz
Martin Ferrero Construction Clerk
Ricky Harris Albert Torena
Tone Loc Richard Torena
Begonia Plaza Anna Trejo
Hazelle Goodman Hooker's Mother
Ray Buktenica Timmons
Jeremy Piven Dr. Bob
Xander Berkeley Ralph
Rick Avery Armoured Guard
Brad Baldridge Children's Hospital Doctor
Andrew Camuccio Dominick
Brian Camuccio Dominick
Max Daniels Shooter at Drive-in
Vince Deadrick Jr. Driver at Drive-in
Charles Duke Cop
Thomas Elfmont Desk Clerk Cop
Kenny Endoso Bartender
Kimberly Flynn Casals' Date
Mario Roberts Bank Guard
Thomas Rosales, Jr. Armoured Truck Driver
Daniel O'Haco Detective
Xander R. Berkeley Ralph
Kai Soremekun Prostitute
Niki Harris Marcia Drucker
Patricia Healy Bosko's Date
Farrah Forke Caludia
Steve Ford Officer Bruce
Terry Miller Children's Hospital Nurse
Dan Martin Harry Dieter
Robert DeNiro
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama; Action
Director Michael Mann
Producer Art Linson; Michael Mann
Writer Michael Mann
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 171 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Having developed his skill as a master of contemporary crime drama, writer-director Michael Mann displayed every aspect of that mastery in this intelligent, character-driven thriller from 1995, which also marked the first onscreen pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. The two great actors had played father and son in the separate time periods of The Godfather, Part II, but this was the first film in which the pair appeared together, and although their only scene together is brief, it's the riveting fulcrum of this high-tech cops-and-robbers scenario. De Niro plays a master thief with highly skilled partners (Val Kilmer and Tom Sizemore) whose latest heist draws the attention of Pacino, playing a seasoned Los Angeles detective whose investigation reveals that cop and criminal lead similar lives. Both are so devoted to their professions that their personal lives are a disaster. Pacino's with a wife (Diane Venora) who cheats to avoid the reality of their desolate marriage; De Niro pays the price for a life with no outside connections; and Kilmer's wife (Ashley Judd) has all but given up hope that her husband will quit his criminal career. These are men obsessed, and as De Niro and Pacino know, they'll both do whatever's necessary to bring the other down. Mann's brilliant screenplay explores these personal obsessions and sacrifices with absorbing insight, and the tension mounts with some of the most riveting action sequences ever filmed--most notably a daylight siege that turns downtown Los Angeles into a virtual war zone of automatic gunfire. At nearly three hours, the film qualifies as a kind of intimate epic, certain to leave some viewers impatiently waiting for more action, but it's all part of Mann's compelling strategy. Heat is a true rarity: a crime thriller with equal measures of intense excitement and dramatic depth, giving De Niro and Pacino a prime showcase for their finely matched talents. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 178
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 085391419228
Chapters 52
Release Date 1999
Subtitles English; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Closed-captioned Dolby
Links
Internet Movie Database