Synopsis: Based off of a one time T.V. show, two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers Jim Street and Brian Gamble were sent in to foil an extremely violent bank robbery. Although they thwarted the robbery, they shot a hostage in the process. Street was suspended from S.W.A.T. while Gamble was fired altogether. After 6 months, a veteran S.W.A.T. officer, Daniel Harrelson or "Hondo", is told to assemble a S.W.A.T. team for his division. He chooses other S.W.A.T. officers as well as 3 rookies. However, after they pass the S.W.A.T. training, they receive a message that a French crime boss, known as Alex Montell is trying to escape from prison. This will not be easy to prevent, especially after Montell promises $100 Million to his rescuers.
Director(s): Clark Johnson
Production: Columbia Pictures
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
117 min

Unit 40 requesting assistance.

We have a possible 211 in progress

at the Valley Trust Bank...

... Boyle and Kittridge.

We have shots fired.

All units, officer needs assistance.

Boyle, north of Kittridge, at the Valley

Trust Bank. Shots have been fired.

We'll need a heavy-duty vehicle.

We're pinned by automatic gunfire.

"15-L"- "10 advise, do you need"

some heavy-duty machinery...

... to get the officer up?

They've got automatic weapons.

Nothing we have can stop them.

Be advised, there's possibly two

or three suspects inside.

Shots being fired!

Shots being fired!

Suspects heavily armed

and wearing body armor.

Get more officers.

Officer down! Officer down!

Requesting SWAT. Code Three.

I'm killing whoever moves!

You move, I'm killing you!

What are you looking at?

What are you looking at?

SWAT's just arrived.

- We're 30 seconds out, boys.

- All right.

Suspects have AK-47 s,

dressed in heavy body armor.

Let's rock 'n' roll.

This is a table.

We have four cameras

over the tellers.

- Do we have a visual?

- Almost.

- We cut their phones?

- Yes, sir.

Soon as you get tapped in,

let me have it.

10-David standing by,

position three.

Suspect's trying to get

in the driver-side door.

Do not let them get mobile.

- He's down.

- Goddamn it! They got Bob!

Grab somebody! Grab somebody

and bring them up here!

- Get up.

- No.

- I said, get up!

- No!

Throw a body out there,

tell them we mean business!

Street, 10-David. Storeroom is clear.

Almost to the lobby.

Shut up!

10-David to Street.

Hold your position.

- 10-David wants us to hold.

- Goddamn it! Goddamn it!

We hold, they die.

I guess we're not holding.

I swear to God,

I'm gonna kill somebody!

Take a headshot.

They just capped E ddie! How the hell

we gonna get out of here?

Shut up, I'm thinking!

10-David to all units, we are

sending in a secure phone.


Stop whining! I'll put a bullet

in your head!

Shut up!

What are they doing?

This is Rick from the L.A.P.D.

Can you hear me okay?

10-David to Street. Hold your

position. CN T has him on the phone.

10-David to the 1-4 corner.

Confirm that you have containment.

Roger, we're holding

on the 1-4 corner.

10-David to all units.

Confirm that you're holding.

- We're holding top of stairwell.

- Shut up.

Gamble, Street, where are you?

Why aren't you responding?

Let's be cool. Calm down.

I'm controlling this situation!

You understand me?

- Please.

- We need to go!

No, please. Somebody...

Help me. Help me.

Gamble, Street, why aren't you

responding? Now!

Oh, God!

Kill that b*tch and throw her out front!

Get that guy off our fence!

I said to kill that b*tch

and throw her out front!

I'm on TV!

Street, 10-David. Lobby is clear.

Two suspects are neutralized.

I need an RA unit

for a gunshot wound to a hostage.

You're gonna be fine, ma'am.

Ambulance is on the way.

Got them, right?


- She'll be okay?

- I'm not a doctor.

You're gonna be fine.

You're gonna be fine.

Boss is gonna tear you guys

a new one, huh?

Same place he did the last time,

time before that.

Good luck.

I don't care what they say.

You guys were heroes out there.

That was some cocky sh*t out there.

You know how to play this, right?

That woman is alive

because of what we did.

Yeah, alive and suing the city

for millions.

Chief says if he pays,

somebody else does too...

...and it sure isn't gonna be me.

- Fuller, we get two seconds to make...

- Capt. Fuller!

Capt. Fuller, we get two seconds

to make a decision.

You get two months to sit there

and tear it apart.

SWAT means "Special Weapons

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David Ayer

David Ayer (born January 18, 1968) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for being the writer of Training Day (2001), and the director and writer of Harsh Times (2005), Street Kings (2008), End of Watch (2012), Sabotage (2014), Fury (2014), and Suicide Squad (2016). more…

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