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

Check, charge or cash?


Make it out to...

...Jack's Demolition. Tucson.


Taking me to breakfast?

I can't. I'm meeting Bosko.

Hey, Vincent.

Where are my barrettes?

I saw them on the kitchen table.

I already checked.


No school today?

My dad's taking me to the new building

and then to lunch.

Try under the sofa cushions.

He's already a half an hour late.

He's going to show,

or stand her up like last time?

I'll make coffee.

Out of time.

Mom, my barrettes are not on the couch.

Wear the blue ones.

I don't want to wear the blue ones.

They don't match.

-Did you check in your bathroom?

-I checked everywhere!

What do you want me to do?

Find them !

-Mom, pay attention!

-All right, sweetie, all right!

Daddy's going to be here.

I won't be ready!

-I'll be late.

-No, you won't.

I will be late!

Before Daddy comes,

we can find them if we look together.

It's all right, baby. It's all right.

We'll find them together, you and me.

We'll find them.

Just relax. He won't come

before we find them. I promise you.

Give me another refill.

What's your name?


You're Michael?

You guys always work together?

All the time.

Real tight crew?

Real tight.

If this works good,

I'd consider going again, you know.

Yeah. Stop talking, okay, Slick?

How's he doing?

Hundred percent.

Right on schedule.

Made a right on Venice Boulevard.

We're a mile and a half from you.


Just crossed over the number one lane,

Get set.

I am.

Here we go.

We're being held up!

-211 alarm. Armored car.

-There's the call.

Three minutes.


Eighty seconds left!

Get back! Get back!

Get back!

Slick, see that sh*t coming out of

their ears? They can't f***ing hear you!

Cool it!

I got it.

Got it.

You had to f*** with me.

Want to f*** with me?

What are you doing? What did he do?

He was making a move.

Dumb motherf***er.

A million six....

Forty cents on the dollar, $640,000 to you.

Here's $150,000 front money.

Get you the rest in two, three days.

Who owned these?

"Malibu Equity and Investments."

Roger Van Zant.

Owns banks in the Caymans...

...runs investment portfolios

for offshore drug money. Stuff like that.


You ripped off his bearer bonds.

He's insured.

That's the point. He collects

He's a player. Maybe he buys his bonds

back from us...

...for 60 percent of their value. Makes

Sell it back to him,

that's an extra $320,000 to you.

Try it on.

Kelso called.

About what?

A score he's putting out,

he wants you to look at.

I don't need his score. I got my own.

Says it's clean and low eight figures.

What happened?

Don't ask.

Find the ambulance?

-Dumped it four blocks from here.

-22nd Street.

They torched it.

Burned the guns, clothes, everything.

They were airborne. They taped the last

few seconds of the black-and-whites.

Stolen from Fresno two weeks ago.

Yellow pickup truck out of Whittier

a day before yesterday.

You taking this one?

Or does it stay in Division?

Does this look like gangbangers

working the local 7-11 to you?

Robbery-Homicide's taking it.

We got three motorists.

All they saw were men with masks.

They were distant.

TV man over there, however,

he was closer.

Did he ID anybody?

He was hiding. He heard it mostly.

What about them?

According to TV man,

this guy started mouthing off.


Somebody called a guard "Slick."

Now, I figure this guy...

...went for that hold-out piece,

ankle holster.

From here...

...bang, bang...

...bang, bang, bang.

This side.

This guy has got what appears to be

a double tap-entry wound to the sternum.

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 motherf***er 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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