POX: Moments from "Heat" (Michael Mann)

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1. De Niro bangs psycho's head on diner table and jams it up against the window. Sizemore stares down customer.

2. "Empathy was yesterday--today, you're wasting my motherfuckin' time."

3. Pacino's nightclub scene with Tone Loc

4. "I'm talkin' to an empty telephone..."

5. Monologue that uses the word "detritus"

6. "Well, you know, for me, the action is the juice."

7. Pacino catches wife cheatin' with Ralph.

8. Neil and Eady glide through brightly lit tunnel. Neil pulls off
highway instinctually...

9. THE scene (barbecues and ballgames).

10. Final shot of Hanna and McCauley silhouette.

Joe (Joe), Saturday, 30 July 2005 00:36 (seventeen years ago) link

"She's got a GREAT ASS!"

Dan I. (Dan I.), Saturday, 30 July 2005 00:58 (seventeen years ago) link

"we've just been made"

Sterling Clover (s_clover), Saturday, 30 July 2005 01:00 (seventeen years ago) link

"You could get killed walkinyourDOGGY!"

Leeeeeee (Leee), Saturday, 30 July 2005 01:55 (seventeen years ago) link

A Michael Mann moment

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Saturday, 30 July 2005 03:41 (seventeen years ago) link

"He knew the risks. It rains...you get wet."

G. Litwack, Sunday, 31 July 2005 19:44 (seventeen years ago) link

"dead-tech, postmodernistic bullshit house"

N_RQ, Monday, 1 August 2005 07:41 (seventeen years ago) link

De Niro takes out Rollins. AS IF!

De Niro is from the Bay Area. YEAH RIGHT!

Val Kilmer's swelled elbow aka "swellbow."

"Like risk versus reward, baby!"

"Run the name 'Slick." You'll get the phone book but do it anyway."

"It keeps me sharp. [snap] On the edge. [snap] Where I gotta be."

Pacino likes to just hang up the phone without saying goodbye.

Tom Noonan as the wackjob info-guru.

Bud Cort as the mean diner manager.

"This shit sells itself."

Petroski (petroski), Monday, 1 August 2005 12:59 (seventeen years ago) link

"They will walk away, and you will let them."

Paunchy Stratego (kenan), Monday, 1 August 2005 13:03 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...

I feeeeel the heat!

Joe, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:57 (fifteen years ago) link

DON'T WASTE MY MOTHERFUCKIN' TIME

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 17:59 (fifteen years ago) link

"dead-tech, postmodernistic bullshit house"

-- N_RQ, Monday, August 1, 2005 7:41 AM (2 years ago) Bookmark Link

and what, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 18:01 (fifteen years ago) link

When Ashley Judd slowly draws her hand across the railing, indicating to Val that it's a setup.

wanko ergo sum, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 18:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Next time you watch, notice how fast DeNiro is able to get a pot of coffee brewed in the scene where he visits Kilmer on the morning after Ashley splits.

wanko ergo sum, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 18:24 (fifteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

tryna watch this shit on cable. muting it and playing records during all the boring parts. you know, it may be 3 1/2 hours but if you cut out all the crappy talking to women about our feelings seqs and just watched the awesome parts it would be a 20 minute movie.

sanskrit, Friday, 23 May 2008 01:18 (fourteen years ago) link

I don't mind this film, to be honest - the end scene at the airport is great, as is the de Niro/Pacino coffee date standoff/discussion. Been a while since I've seen it though. Also lol at Rollins being beaten up.

Trayce, Friday, 23 May 2008 01:21 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...

Can anyone remember how Pacino disposed of Sizemore in this? I know Tom was holding a kid hostage, but i just watched Miami Vice and I thought I saw a similar scene where the Aryan skinhead was holding a detonator and the cop took him down with a 'now you talk' distraction method - which i thought might have been similar to something i saw recently.

Is it a Mann thing

Ste, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Sizemore leaves and picks up a child as hostage. Pacino is like 25 meters out and when Sizemore turns around, facing Pacino, he gets a bullet in the head. Everytime I watch that scene I feel like yelling at Pacino for is surely unnecessary risk-taking. I mean, what if you shot a few centimeters lower and to the right, straight into the kid's face?

Jibe, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:14 (fourteen years ago) link

hmm, so it's not the movie i'm thinking of. cheers

anyone know of another movie where someone shoots someone in a stand off, by distracting them into thinking 'okay lets listen to watch you gotta say' but then BLAM.

Ste, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:19 (fourteen years ago) link

That rings a bell yeah. But I cant seem to remember where other than in Miami Vice I saw that.

Jibe, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:21 (fourteen years ago) link

I've seen it like in the past couple of weeks. I'll try and recall the films I've watched..

Ste, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:23 (fourteen years ago) link

any of these?

Casino Royale
Die Hard 4
French Connection
IRobot
Enemy of the State

Ste, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:28 (fourteen years ago) link

Maybe Die Hard 4. But I've kind of forgotten all about that film.

Jibe, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:30 (fourteen years ago) link

haha me too, the only thing i can remember is when some car plows through a factory while a woman is typing at a terminal

Ste, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:32 (fourteen years ago) link

That and the car jumping off the divider into a helicopter.

Jibe, Monday, 4 August 2008 09:34 (fourteen years ago) link

who? who? what're you a fuckin' owl or something?

webinar, Monday, 4 August 2008 11:10 (fourteen years ago) link

Great film.

Scik Mouthy, Monday, 4 August 2008 11:52 (fourteen years ago) link

Great film yeah, except I keep falling asleep while watching it. Everytime a friend comes over and it's late and I've had far too many beers, he chooses to watch Heat. I must have seen the movie about 6 or 7 times but only twice in full.

Jibe, Monday, 4 August 2008 11:59 (fourteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

http://i.imgur.com/dXfyjqI.jpg

, Monday, 22 August 2016 16:46 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

“I don’t know if this has gotten out much. I might be breaking the law now, but I’ll say it. The character I played is a guy who’s been around, he’s done a lot of stuff, and he also chips cocaine. And I always thought that was a choice we made, but yet not showing it because it would be somewhat…”

http://www.slashfilm.com/al-pacinos-heat-character/

otm in the rain (Eazy), Friday, 9 September 2016 00:01 (six years ago) link

found this from an MTV interview in 2007:

"I was in a movie once, which will go nameless, and I did a certain thing in this movie: I based my entire character on a scene of me snorting cocaine," he continued. "And no, this isn't 'Scarface.' There was just one little scene of me chipping cocaine, so that's what I did. Well, they cut that scene out of the picture. They had their reasons for it, legitimate reasons I'm sure. But what happened is I based my character on the fact that he chipped cocaine, so my interpretation — my reactions to things — were colored by that. It's like, 'What's that guy so nervous about?' It would be the same as watching 'The Godfather' and never knowing about the gun in the toilet. I assume everybody knows that scene."

nomar, Friday, 9 September 2016 00:05 (six years ago) link

wow huh

johnny crunch, Friday, 9 September 2016 02:45 (six years ago) link

Chips is such a specific drug use word

soma's little yelpers (lion in winter), Friday, 9 September 2016 03:02 (six years ago) link

man I hope they give that restoration a cinema release

Number None, Friday, 9 September 2016 06:30 (six years ago) link

Hoo ha indeed

poor fiddy-less albion (darraghmac), Friday, 9 September 2016 06:31 (six years ago) link

they could just dub in some loud sniffs whenever they cut to another person in a conversation scene and pacino is offscreen. or after the line "...GREAT ASS!," just have pacino loop an additional line, "is sound like this because i'm SNORTING COCAINE, see?" when they cut to his partner.

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 9 September 2016 06:36 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSNgMSvaHZ8

elite unit of cops led by an unorthodox dude chasing after (and making it known to them that he's chasing them) a gang of professional thieves who rip off an armored truck and then risk it all on a huge score. the credits even mention a character named "Bosco."

omar little, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:30 (five years ago) link

i didn't even notice there appears to be a post-heist street shootout of some sort. wondering if Bosco gets shot in the neck and dies in the street in this one too.

omar little, Thursday, 4 January 2018 16:46 (five years ago) link

fun fact: this movie sucks and is bad

pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:29 (five years ago) link

Gerard Butler appears to be letting his badge and his toothpick do the heavy lifting when it comes to acting here.

omar little, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:32 (five years ago) link

is that movie as HEAT-like as the trailer makes out? because it looks like a remake.

omar little, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:32 (five years ago) link

fun fact: this movie sucks and is bad

think you're overselling it

it was fucking agony in the cinema, would've walked if i hadn't been with other people

you shoulda killfiled me last year (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:39 (five years ago) link

in the new version, the line is "her ass SUCKS and is BAD"

mark s, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:45 (five years ago) link

the love the subtext of the cops being as bad if not worse than the bad guys is revealed by Gerard Butler holding up his badge and saying 'you're not the bad guys, we are'

omar little, Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:52 (five years ago) link

six months pass...

So many good Pacino unnecessarily loud non sequiters in this

calstars, Saturday, 7 July 2018 19:52 (four years ago) link

fun fact: this movie sucks and is bad

― pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:29 (six months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 7 July 2018 20:37 (four years ago) link

"dead-tech, postmodernistic bullshit house"
― N_RQ, Monday, August 1, 2005 2:41 AM (twelve years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

even as a teenager this line stuck out like a sore thumb and made me lol

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:15 (four years ago) link

"The information's out there - you just gotta know how to catch it" or w/e

The Harsh Tutelage of Michael McDonald (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:16 (four years ago) link

"This Dead-Tech, Postmodernistic Bullshit House: Noir as Form and Function in Heat"

... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 July 2018 15:10 (four years ago) link

So many good thesis titles in this movie.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 July 2018 15:11 (four years ago) link

So many good Pacino unnecessarily loud non sequiters in this

― calstars, Saturday, July 7, 2018 7:52 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

probably mentioned upthread, but according to Pacino his character was a cokehead and that informed his performance but Mann cut out all direct references to that.

circa1916, Sunday, 8 July 2018 16:06 (four years ago) link

ohhhh

calstars, Sunday, 8 July 2018 16:07 (four years ago) link

Pacino probably says that about all of his characters.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 8 July 2018 18:52 (four years ago) link

After sitting through the moderated conversation in Paris, Faïd got his hands on a microphone during the audience Q&A. Faïd had recently been released from prison—where he served 10 years for assorted armed robberies and jewel heists—and explained as much to the filmmaker (and audience).

“Heat remains the absolute example of organized crime, inspired by life, by people—real facts—he tries to transmit them in his cinema,” Faïd began (via translation). “I personally, I am a former gangster, unfortunately, I do not brag about it. I just spent 10 years in prison. I attacked armored vans. . . . For 20 years, I’ve known Michael Mann. I discovered him with Thief, and, with a bunch of friends, we’ve watched his films a bit as reports, as documentaries, and sometimes even . . . ”

Faïd, starstruck as he was, stumbled a bit before regaining his focus.

“Recently, journalists asked me, ‘You know, you had a big criminal career, and you did it yourself, you’re self-taught.’ I told them, ‘No, I had a technical adviser, a college teacher, a kind of mentor, and his name is Michael Mann.’”

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/07/redoine-faid-french-prison-escape-hollywood-michael-mann

... (Eazy), Sunday, 8 July 2018 21:05 (four years ago) link

The scene when he’s chewing gum and driving at night, stops at a light and kicks the TV out of the passenger side door, then tears off through the intersection...the fine Colombian

calstars, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:01 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

I love how Pacino is clearly about to say "big" before he says "GREAT ASS!"

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 23:42 (four years ago) link

have we discussed how the script gave pacino's character a coke habit, which explains all the manic energy and overripe line readings, but mann took that motif out in the edit?

IMO dialogue is central to few of the best moments from this movie.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 09:13 (four years ago) link

this movie is nearly 25 years old btw! i guess it's been an official classic for nearly a decade now. deservedly.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 09:14 (four years ago) link

fun fact: this movie sucks and is bad
― pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:29 (six months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

― Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 7 July 2018 20:37 (four months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i want donald duck to scream into my dick (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 09:21 (four years ago) link

the worst moment is

"i'm scots irish. my family emigrated to appalachia in the late 1700s."

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 9 November 2018 20:27 (four years ago) link

Tom Sizemore's diner stare is one of my favorite shots in this.

... (Eazy), Friday, 9 November 2018 20:36 (four years ago) link

everyone in this film has an amazing house, except Waingro who stays in a series of cheap motels until the end when he's earned some cash for being a rat and upgrades to an airport hotel.

omar little, Friday, 9 November 2018 22:22 (four years ago) link

Trejo’s house (stilts not visible from street view) https://www.redfin.com/CA/Los-Angeles/1219-Dodds-Cir-90063/home/6957172

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 9 November 2018 23:23 (four years ago) link

Hey Edie Brickell, what’s the latest?

calstars, Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:55 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

some great stills in this piece

https://www.lataco.com/where-the-movie-heat-was-shot-in-la/

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:33 (three years ago) link

Great article, thanks

calstars, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:51 (three years ago) link

_fun fact: this movie sucks and is bad
― pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:29 (six months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

― Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 7 July 2018 20:37 (four months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink_

a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:18 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

pic.twitter.com/yJGV6A5mXd https://t.co/j1PcI3VBTW

— robert franco, wandering ronin (@responsiblerob) December 22, 2021



I just watched den of thieves btw. Indescribably bad. Every letterboxd review calls it “heat with a monster energy drink” or “guy fieri’s heat” or whatever but it’s just bad.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 22 December 2021 23:07 (one year ago) link

What’s the Fieri connection to den of thieves?

calstars, Wednesday, 22 December 2021 23:56 (one year ago) link

There's a great French movie called Braqueurs (Netflix changed it to the ultra-generic The Crew) that's like Heat condensed to 80 minutes. It's directed by Julien Leclercq; worth finding if you can. Here's an unsubtitled trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBC7XBVhH8

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 23 December 2021 02:09 (one year ago) link

there’s a series called ganglands, same director

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 23 December 2021 09:45 (one year ago) link

fun fact: this movie sucks and is bad
― pee-wee and the power men (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 4 January 2018 17:29 (six months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

― Fox News' Chad Pergram contributed to this report (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 7 July 2018 20:37 (four months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink_

― a surprise challenge that ended with a gunging (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:18 (two years ago) bookmarkflaglink

balsamic vaccinegar of moderna (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 December 2021 12:28 (one year ago) link

this is the best gay movie of
all
time

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Thursday, 23 December 2021 14:36 (one year ago) link

I mainly remember the use of Neubauten's Armenia as a theme for one character. Is it Val Kilmer's wife. a snippet crops up each time they appear.
wondered if it had anything to di withh Rollins being in the film. He has a large EN symbol on his arm

Stevolende, Thursday, 23 December 2021 16:41 (one year ago) link

I think it reappears a couple of times in the Informant too

Stevolende, Thursday, 23 December 2021 16:42 (one year ago) link

I have very little memory of the movie (except Ashley Judd's heartbreakingly poignant warning move). My main association is now the Moby cover of "New Dawn Fades"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynA1dO9Kx8s

That's the version that's on the 24 Hour Party People soundtrack; there's a different version in the film, which is okay but a bit more plodding and lacks the requisite urgency

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN5hSvu1dzw

deez nuts roasting on an open fire (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 23 December 2021 17:21 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Podcast that does a Minute by minute analysis of the movie
https://open.spotify.com/show/39GMGljDTd8maGzNhK4enI?si=TlQ4F90LTzOE2B6NHAZi_g

calstars, Monday, 18 April 2022 00:36 (nine months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/lzmRj7N.png

calstars, Monday, 18 April 2022 18:18 (nine months ago) link

This must have been one of my first 15 or 20 mp3s in the early days of Napster:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHc-3tNoAB8

billstevejim, Monday, 18 April 2022 20:47 (nine months ago) link

six months pass...

just discovered the joy of watching movies through Snapchat filters pic.twitter.com/80b7kuoSah

— Russell (@RussellHFilm) May 26, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Monday, 14 November 2022 06:32 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

So here's a thing

https://fxrant.blogspot.com/2023/01/heat-alternate-edit-of-coffee-shop-scene.html

Fellow "Heat" (1995) fans - I just found an amazing Easter Egg on the Blu-ray. It's an early edit of the infamous Pacino/De Niro coffee shop scene, created early in the film's production when director Michael Mann wanted the scene to be shorter and have a lot less dialogue. It's much moodier and more threatening than the final version, if you ask me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JllQtCEkhpA

Ned Raggett, Monday, 23 January 2023 16:36 (one week ago) link

lol I thought that was silly, almost like a fan-edit gag. What I appreciate in the original/film is the familiar Mann motif of men so wed to their professions that it encompasses their life at the cost of everything around them. The characters are fully aware of the price they are paying but are compelled, even doomed to their respective pursuits all the same. I didn't find either cut particularly menacing or threatening. If anything I love how mundane it is, underscored by Hanna's line "We're sitting here like a coupla regular fellas," even though both understand they are anything but.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 January 2023 16:49 (one week ago) link

JOSH

Tracer Hand, Monday, 23 January 2023 16:51 (one week ago) link

hahaha omg

Tracer Hand, Monday, 23 January 2023 16:51 (one week ago) link

Oh, wait, is it a fan-edit gag?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 23 January 2023 17:56 (one week ago) link

It's still hilarious/fascinating to see the true first draft of this scene, part of the first version of Heat: Mann's TV-movie L.A. Takedown.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye6tmftzMoI

The self-titled drags (Eazy), Monday, 23 January 2023 18:47 (one week ago) link

That edit has me on the floor! Lol

calstars, Monday, 23 January 2023 19:07 (one week ago) link


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