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S.W.A.T.

Promotional poster for S.W.A.T
Directed by Clark Johnson
Produced by Dan Halsted
Chris Lee
Neal H. Moritz
Written by Robert Hamner (characters)
Ron Mita
Jim McClain
David Ayer
David McKenna
Starring Samuel L. Jackson
Colin Farrell
Michelle Rodriguez
LL Cool J
Olivier Martinez
Music by Elliot Goldenthal
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 8, 2003
Running time 117 min.
Language English
Spanish
French
Budget US$ 80,000,000.00
IMDb profile

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Contents

Cast

S.W.A.T. Team

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Sergeant Second Grade Dan "Hondo" Harrelson. In the beginning of the film, Hondo is an inactive member of S.W.A.T. He is brought back by the Chief of Police to head a new SWAT Element. He is a former Marine MSPF. His new team, fully recruited and assembled by himself, is:
  • Colin Farrell as Officer Jim Street. He is originally assigned to S.W.A.T., but after an incident with his partner he is removed from the team and placed in the "gun cage." After Hondo sees how well he can shoot, he is recruited for Hondo's new S.W.A.T. team. He is a former Navy SEAL and uses a M4A1 on SWAT missions.
  • Michelle Rodriguez as Officer Chris Sánchez. She was a frequent applicant to S.W.A.T, applying 3 times but rejected three time because of the captain's sexism. Hondo persuades him to allow her to be on his team. She excels in hand-to-hand combat. She carries a MP5 on SWAT calls.
  • LL Cool J as Officer Deacon "Deke" Kay. A Patrol officer, he is also recruited by Hondo. In the SWAT team, he is armed with a Shotgun.
  • Brian Van Holt as Officer Michael Boxer. He is a S.W.A.T. officer who also has worked with Hondo before. His sister was involved with Street for a period before the events of the film. He is armed with a M4A1

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L.A.P.D. Command

  • Larry Pointdexter as Captain Thomas Fuller. He is Commander of Metropolitan Division (Home of the LAPD SWAT) D Platoon and disliked by many S.W.A.T. officers.
  • Reginald E. Cathey as Lieutenant Greg Velasquez. He is field commander of D Platoon (SWAT) and old friends with Hondo.
  • Denis Arndt as Sergeant Howard, head of another S.W.A.T. team.

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Enemies

  • Olivier Martinez as Alex Montel. He is an international criminal and his family controls a huge drug empire which values into the billions.
  • Jeremy Renner as former Officer Brian Gamble. He is Street's former partner who quits L.A.P.D. after being demoted due to, while violating a direct order not to engage an enemy, shooting a hostage. Gamble later takes advantage of Montel's offer of reward to anyone who can free him by forming a group of other ex-S.W.A.T. members to free him and then escape to Mexico. Gamble feels that his ex-partner betrayed him in the captain's office, which makes the extraction of Montel personal.
  • Josh Charles as Officer TJ McCabe. He is a member of the LAPD SWAT. Later on he decides to help Gamble extract Montel and free him in order to gain some of the money Montel promised to those that free him.

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Plot summary

The L.A.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team, escorts Alex Montel into federal custody.

The film opens with a hostage situation in Los Angeles. Officer Jim Street, a hot-shot cop from the Los Angeles Police Department and his S.W.A.T. Team, as well as several other teams, are sent to resolve a robbery turned hostage situation in a bank. His high-tempered partner and close friend Brian Gamble disobeys a direct order from Lieutenant Velasquez to hold their position and as a result, accidentally wounds a hostage. Gamble and Street are demoted by the S.W.A.T. captain, Fuller to work in the gun cage (the department's armory). Gamble gets into an argument with Fuller and is promptly fired from his job. As he leaves Street is offered to be back on S.W.A.T by Fuller if he goes on the record that Gamble acted recklessly, however it is evident that he does not take the offer and is assigned to work in the gun cage, where he looks after gear and weapons. After the incident in Fuller's office, Street and Gamble get into an argument over the incident and Gamble leaves. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... “LAPD” redirects here. ... An armory is a military depot used for the storage of weapons and ammunition. ...


6 months later, the Chief of Police calls on old school S.W.A.T. leader and Sergeant Dan "Hondo Harrelson to help re-organize the S.W.A.T. division and restore its "luster". Hondo brought back as the Chief of Police fears of losing his best officers to other cities. Harrelson is transferred into the division and is tasked with creating a team, which ultimately includes himself, Jim Street, Chris Sánchez, Deacon Kay, T.J. McCabe, and Michael Boxer. However, under the condition of having Sánchez and Street in his team, if he fails as a S.W.A.T. leader, Sánchez is transferred back to traffic and Hondo and Street are off the force.

Officer Jim Street prepares for combat.

Meanwhile, a French drug lord by the name of Alex Montel kills his father and uncle for control of the family's drug empire. He is stopped by a L.A.P.D. motorcycle patrol on a broken left tailight infringement, and while detained his true identity is uncovered. As he is transferred his minions, dressed as police officers, attack the bus he is on in an attempt to free him, only to be foiled by Hondo's team. As Montel is being brought into custody he makes an offer to give US$100,000,000 to whoever frees him, an offer picked up by the media and broadcasted across the country. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

The S.W.A.T. Team in pursuit of Montel, Gamble and T.J. in an underground drainage tunnel.

An initial attempt to transfer Montel into federal custody fails when a helicopter is shot down by an unknown assailant (later revealed to be Gamble). The police next send out a large convoy, which is attacked by Mexican American and African American gang members, however it turns out to be a decoy. The result of this decoy costs the life of a patrol officer and two officers in hospital. Hondo's team is revealed to have moved Montel through underground tunnels and into two S.U.V.s for safe transport. However, T.J. has been plotting with Gamble, and the two succeed in taking Montel from Boxer and Street with Gamble shooting Boxer, who was apparently going for his gun, in the neck and T.J. handcuffing Street. A chase through stormwater pipes ensures, but T.J. and Gamble manage to evade capture by setting a claymine trap, covered up by smoke from a smoke grenade, which has to be defused and a bulletproof lock. Street defuses the claymore and uses it to destroy the lock and proceed out of the tunnel, reestablishing communication with Fuller. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


After it becomes clear Gamble intends to fly Montel out of the country the L.A.P.D. quickly surrounds a nearby airport. However Street and his team see the true landing stip, the 6th Street bridge. They ignore a direct order to stand down, and commandeer a limousine to apprehend the criminals without backup. A firefight erupts on the 6th Street Bridge however Montel and his men are quickly overrun by the S.W.A.T. team. During the firefight, Sánchez is injured while Montel is arrested, T.J. commits suicide rather than be captured, and a fierce hand to hand battle occurs between Street and Gamble, with Street emerging the eventual victor. The movie closes with the team delivering Montel to a Federal Penitentiary, before responding to a call despite their watch having ended 12 hours prior.


Soundtrack

Elliot Goldenthal composed the movies soundtrack, See: S.W.A.T. soundtrack Elliot Goldenthal, born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York City, is an American composer of contemporary music and has written works for concert hall, theater, dance and film. ... Elliot Goldenthal composed the score for S.W.A.T., it is generally viewed as being a fair action movie soundtrack but not Goldenthals best as he doesnt really try to create his usual sweeping, epic themes but instead relies on the more conventional action movie mix of...


Box Office totals

  • Budget - US$ 80,000,000.00
  • Total Domestic Grosses - US$ 116,934,650.00
  • Total Overseas Grosses - US$ 90,790,989.00
  • Total Worldwide Grosses - US$ 207,725,639.00 [1]

References

  1. ^ S.W.A.T. (2003). boxofficemojo.com. Retrieved on April 23, 2006.

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External links

Preceded by
"American Wedding"
List of Box Office #1 Movies
August 10, 2003
Succeeded by
"Freddy vs. Jason"

 
 

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