“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.