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S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)

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Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T. team. After a hostage is killed during an assignment, the victim's ... See full summary »

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Benny Boom

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Reed Steiner (screenplay), Reed Steiner (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Macht ... Paul Cutler
Robert Patrick ... Walter Hatch
Carly Pope ... Kim Byers
Giancarlo Esposito ... Inspector Hollander
Kristanna Loken ... Rose Walker
Matt Bushell ... Danny Stockton
Nicholas Gonzalez ... Justin Kellogg
Micah Hauptman ... Richard Mundy (as Micah A. Hauptman)
Shannon Kane ... Lori Barton
Gino Anthony Pesi ... Wayne Wolport
Kevin Phillips ... Kyle Watters
Dennis North ... Captain Simon
Brad Bukauskas ... Slater Harrington
Yuri Sardarov ... Bulgarian Man / Mr. Krav
Darcy Leutzinger Darcy Leutzinger ... Mike / L.A. SWAT
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Storyline

Expert S.W.A.T. leader Paul Cutler goes to Detroit on a special assignment to train and certify the city's S.W.A.T. team. After a hostage is killed during an assignment, the victim's boyfriend, a highly specialized government agent, decides to take revenge on Cutler and his team. Written by page8701

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

S.W.A.T.: Firefight See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The training areas shown in the film all depict the logo of the Beretta firearms company. However, no Beretta firearms are used in the movie. See more »

Goofs

Detroit PD's tactical unit is known as SRT (Special Response Team), not "SWAT" as shown in the movie. See more »

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I've seen worse... but not by much.
6 April 2011 | by sogerSee all my reviews

This movie is a 5 out of 10 at best. You know I love movies about SWAT teams, I love guns (although never actually held one) but this movie didn't make me feel the thing; even though they tried. Maybe that was the problem, they tried too hard. You know... scenes with the gearing up and the cameras mounted on the guns and the battering ram... And of course every cliché you can think of is present, like the bomb defused when only 1 second remains on the timer. And let's not forget the errors. For example shooting a guy in the hand with a water grenade when he holds a gun, I mean come on, that's just stupid. Or just to mention another one, the main character first sees the wounded cop then investigates the house and finally he calls the ambulance. Come on! I know he loves his girlfriend (he just met) but in the meantime the other cop is dying! Stupid, stupid, stupid.

I'm not saying you shouldn't watch the movie but don't expect too much. If you want to see something really good, watch "Flashpoint" instead. Now that is a cool movie. Not because they shoot every bad guy in "Flashpoint" but because they save lives. Not just the hostages' lives, everyone's. And you'll be glad when they won't fire their gun.


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