L.A. Takedown

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L.A. Takedown, also called L.A. Crimewave and Made in L.A., is a 1989 crime thriller. Originally filmed as an unsuccessful pilot for an NBC television series, it was reworked and aired as a stand-alone TV film. The film was later released on VHS and, in Region 2, on DVD. read more

L.A. Takedown, also called L.A. Crimewave and Made in L.A., is a 1989 crime thriller. Originally filmed as an unsuccessful pilot for an NBC television series, it was reworked and aired as a stand-alone TV film. The film was later released on VHS and, in Region 2, on DVD. L.A. Takedown was written and directed by Michael Mann and its ensemble cast includes Scott Plank, Alex McArthur, Michael Rooker, Daniel Baldwin, and Xander Berkeley. Scott Plank starred as Vincent Hanna, a detective on the hunt for professional criminal Patrick McLaren, played by McArthur; the story was based on the real-life investigation of Chicago criminal Neil McCauley. The film is best known as the basis for the 1995 film Heat. The film was moderately well received in retrospective reviews, but remains overshadowed by its remake.

Original Release

08/27/1989

US Release

08/27/1989

Cast

Scott Plank Vincent Hanna / Sgt. Vincent Hanna
Alex McArthur Patrick McLaren
Michael Rooker Bosko
Ely Pouget Lillian Hanna
Vincent Guastaferro Michael Cerrito
Xander Berkeley Waingro
Daniel Baldwin Bobby Schwartz / Det. Bobby Schwartz
Laura Harrington Eady
Richard Chaves Lou Casals / Det. Lou Casals
Peter Dobson Chris Sheherlis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Michael Mann

Writers

Michael Mann

Cast

Scott Plank Vincent Hanna / Sgt. Vincent Hanna
Alex McArthur Patrick McLaren
Michael Rooker Bosko
Ely Pouget Lillian Hanna
Vincent Guastaferro Michael Cerrito
Xander Berkeley Waingro
Daniel Baldwin Bobby Schwartz / Det. Bobby Schwartz
Laura Harrington Eady
Richard Chaves Lou Casals / Det. Lou Casals
Peter Dobson Chris Sheherlis
Victor Rivers Detective Arriaga
Clarence Gilyard Jr. Mustafa Jackson
R.D. Call Harry Dieter
John Santucci Joe Cusomano
Juan Fernández Harvey Torena
Tony Xauet Cezar Kelso
Sam J. Jones Jimmy
J.W. Smith Witness Talking to Hanna
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Hugh Benny
Mary Broussard Prostitute

Producers

Editors

Dov Hoenig

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