“There is a dead man at the end of this line.”

It’s really been 25 years since Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Co. shot up L.A. in Michael Mann’s stone-cold cops vs. robbers classic.

And yet, the passage of time has taken none of the glimmer off this rough-edged ode to machismo.

Whether it’s the two leads verbally slappin’ the crud out of each other without shifting in their diner seats, or Val Kilmer and Wes Studi unleashing a tsunami of bullets while sprinting between cars, Heat is the king.

Here’s your gold standard, boys. Now try and top it.


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