Release date: 8 August 2003
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Columbia Pictures (Sony
Samuel L. Jackson ----- Hondo
Colin Farrell ----- Jim Street, L.A.P.D. officer
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Brian Van Holt
Olivier Martinez ----- Unfaithful, the drug lord
Directed by ----- Clark Johnson
Story by ---- George Huang
Screenplay by --- Ron Mita & Jim McClain and David Ayer
Produced by ---- Neal H. Moritz, Dan Halsted, Chris Lee
Director of Photography ------- Gabriel Beristain
Filmed in Los Angeles
"S.W.A.T.", the movie is about the elite Los Angeles Police Department
law enforcement who are called in when all others need help.
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The action-thriller S.W.A.T. starring Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Farrell,
and inspired by the ‘70s television series. Farrell is Jim Street, an L.A.P.D.
officer desperate for another chance to wear the privileged S.W.A.T. uniform.
He gets that chance when team commander Hondo (Jackson) is assigned to
recruit and train five top-notch officers for a new Special Weapons and
Tactics unit (S.W.A.T.).
After weeks of rigorous physical training, the new team is immediately
thrown into action when a notorious drug lord, played by Olivier Martinez
(Unfaithful), offers a $100 million reward to anyone who can free him from
police custody. While accompanying the kingpin out of Los Angeles into
the hands of the Feds, the S.W.A.T. team is pursued by a ruthless and well-armed
band of mercenaries.
Q & A with producer Neal H. Moritz at the Sony Pictures Back
Lot Stage Theater in Culver City, California on Tuesday 15 April 2003.
Neal also produced "2 Fast and Furious" as well as "XXX". Neal says that
this film is as much a reality film as an action film. Sure the characters
are all in good shape so that they can all run and jump with the extreme
action in the film. However, Neal says that the movie also tries
to portray "why someone would do this job" - that is put his life on the
line. Neal says that they worked with actual S.W.A.T. team members to get
a sense of realism and to help answer the question, what kind of guy would
want to do this.
This should be a great summer movie. The great cast has a chance to
make this one of the better action films of the summer.
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