This week’s film is a loooooooooong one, in the form of Heat (1995, US, d. Michael Mann).
In case you missed it, it’s an epic! This is mainly due to the onscreen collaboration between Robert Di Nero and Al Pacino when they were still good actors and not parodies of themselves (“Ooh-rah!”). It also features Val Kilmer, but never mind, eh?
Essentially this is a film about professional bank robbers who begin to feel the ‘heat’ from the police after leaving behind a clue at their last heist. It was the film behind the inspiration for the bank robbery sequence in GTA IV’s ‘Three Leaf Clover’ mission. The central story is based on real-life experiences of the former Chicago police officer, Chuck Adamson, who pursued a 1960s criminal gang led by Neil McCauley – who happens to be the name of the character played by De Niro here.
It’s a long film at 2 hours 50 mins so bring supplies.
Check out the trailer below:
As ever, screenings are FREE and all friends of CineClub are welcome
When and where: MC207 Cinema, 5pm, Wednesday 5th March 2014