Director Michael Mann
Year 1995
Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore
Rating R
Run Time 170min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Screening in 35mm: Tues. July 30 at Ritz

Why would you be doing anything else when you could be watching Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in Michael Mann's HEAT?

Career criminal Neil McCauley (De Niro) and his regular crew (including VAL KILMER!) are in for one last big score before McCauley calls it quits. He's lived his life by a code of “don't get involved in a relationship you can't walk away from in 30 seconds,” and he's gotten very rich living this way. Detective Vincent Hanna (Al "WHOAH!" Pacino) is an L.A.P.D officer who has dedicated himself to nabbing McCauley and has seen his personal life crumble among trying to balance his devotion to his job and his loved ones. What follows is a cat and mouse game of some of the finest action set pieces ever put to screen and an all-star blowout of theatrical fireworks with one of the greatest casts at the top of their game.

Michael Mann is a master of action and suspense, and HEAT is his grand opus. Directors have all tried to replicate the chaotic poetry of HEAT, and while some have gotten close, none stand up to the original. Even real-life criminals have taken inspiration from HEAT with armored car robberies in South Africa, Norway, Denmark, and Colombia. This movie oozes cool with some to spare. Poignant, gripping, and awesome, HEAT will leave you with a tear-streaked face and a pulse twice as high as when you walked into the theater. (Greg MacLennan)

 

 

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