Detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) is a man so driven by his work that his personal life is spiraling out of control. He struggles to keep his marijuana-smoking wife (Diane Venora) and help his step-daughter (Natalie Portman) who is seriously troubled because her real father neglects her.
Career criminal Neil McCauley (Robert de Niro) is an ex-con who swears he'll never return to prison. He has organized his crew with Chris (Val Kilmer), Michael (Tom Sizemore) and Nate (Jon Voight) to plot and execute a series of high-revenue robberies. When one of the robberies goes wrong, thanks to an unreliable gang-member recruited at the last minute, Hanna scrapes up a few clues to help him track down some of McCauley's gang. The cat and mouse game begins between the best of both side.
Within 15 days it will be Nathalie Portman`s 32th birthday. (June 9, 1981)
Within 28 days it will be Amy Brenneman`s 49th birthday. (June 22, 1964)
Release date: December 15, 1995.
The movie was shot in 65 locations around Los Angeles.
Heat is the first film to ever feature both Robert De Niro and Al Pacino acting together. They both starred in The Godfather: Part II (1974) but never shared the screen together.
This week 24 years ago The Untouchables premiered (June 2, 1989)
August 17, 1943
Robert De Niro was born and grew up in New York City (USA). He was trained for the stage by Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. In the sixties De Niro appeared in several low-budget Brian de Palma movies but first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly (1973).
His incisive performance as a simple minded hood in Scorsese's Mean streets started an ongoing working relationship between the actor and the director. De Niro’s breakthrough role was that of the young Vito Corleone in the flashback sequences of The Godfather II (1974). In 1980, De Niro gained 50 pounds to play boxer Jake LaMotta in Scorsese's Raging Bull.
For the next 10 years, he branched out into a number of different types of films. Robert made his directional debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale. In 2006 he directed the historic epic The Good Shepherd starring Matt Damon. De Niro will work again with Michael Mann. Mann is likely to direct Robert in Frankie Machine, a new mob flick that Martin Scorsese was to direct before dropping out.
1992 Nominated Leading Role for: Cape Fear (1991)
1991 Nominated Leading Role for: Awakenings (1990)
1981 Won Oscar Leading Role for: Raging Bull (1980)
1979 Nominated Leading Role for: The Deer Hunter (1978)
1977 Nominated Leading Role for: Taxi Driver (1976)
1975 Won Oscar Supporting Role for: The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Douglas Brode -> The Films of Robert De Niro (1996)
John Parker -> De Niro (1995)