Synopsis: Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending....
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Michael Mann
Production: Warner Bros.
  12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
170 min

Tattooing around the head wound,

scorched bones, close range.

Probably executed.

It was a million six in bearer bonds.

They ignored the loose cash.

'Cause they had no time.

They were on a clock.

Which means they knew

our response time to a 211...

...had our air, immobilized it, entered...

...escaped in under three minutes.

It's a good spot here.

We got good escape routes.

Two freeways...

...within a quarter of a mile.

Traffic video camera?

Probably disabled. Check it anyway.

You recognize the M.O.?


...is that they're good.

Once it escalated into a murder-one

beef for all, after they killed two guards...

...they didn't hesitate.

Popped guard number three because...

what difference does it make?

Why leave a living witness?

Drop of a hat, these guys will rock-and-roll.

The shape charge.

The shape charge indicates

that they are technically proficient.

Proficient enough to go in on the prowl.

Let's look for recent high-line burglaries

that mystify us.

Run "Slick" as an alias to the FBI.

You're gonna get the phone book.

Do it anyway.

Who's moving the bearer bonds?

Check the usual fences. You and I will

check Cuzomano and Torena.

I want you to take Goldstein and Alfaro.

Hang in with Forensics.

From the bomb squad,

I want the explosive.

If we're lucky, it's exotic.

We can trace the sale.

Get your hand out of that man's pocket.

Anyone want some pie?

Gotta go to the john.

I had to get it on. He was making a move.

I had to get it on.

Split's in the car.

I took out of ours evenly...

...to make up for his full end...

...'cause I want to pay off and get rid

of this motherfucker right now.

Hold it!

Where's the rest?

We're late. You look too good to go out.

I'll just jump you right here.

-Where is it?

-Squared the bookies, baby.

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Michael Mann

Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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