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A Remastered version of the epic crime drama Heat is being released 6 February. It was written, produced and directed by Michael Mann and stars Robert De Niro who plays Neil McCauley, a professional thief, while Al Pacino plays Lt. Vincent Hanna, a LAPD robbery-homicide detective tracking down McCauley’s crew. The story is based on the former Chicago police officer Chuck Adamson’s pursuit during the 1960s of a criminal named McCauley,

It concerns Career criminals Neil McCauley and his crew; Chris Shiherlis, Michael Cheritto, and Trejo, who hire Waingro to help them rob $1.6 million in bearer bonds from an armored car. However the Robbery goes wrong. So McCauley’s fence, Nate, suggests he sell the stolen bonds back to their original owner, money launderer Roger Van Zant. Van Zant agrees, however McCauley is double-crossed by van Zant and vows revenge. Meanwhile LAPD Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), working with Sergeant Drucker and Detectives Sammy Casals, Mike Bosko and Danny Schwartz, investigate the heist and identify McCauley’s crew as the perpetrators. They discover their next target to be a precious metals depository. The unit stakes out the depository and observe the crime in progress, however McCauley’s crew escape.

McCauley’s crew then agrees to one last bank robbery worth $12 million to secure their financial futures. Waingro approaches Van Zant with information about eliminating McCauley’s crew. McCauley’s crew evade surveillance. When Trejo withdraws from the robbery, McCauley recruits ex-convict Donald Breedan (Dennis Haysbert) into the crew. Hanna’s unit receives a confidential tip and interrupt McCauley’s crew in the middle of their bank robbery resulting in an exciting shoot-out.

McCauley then learns from Trejo that Waingro alerted Van Zant to their bank robbery, who subsequently informed the police. Hanna subsequently orders police surveillance on Waingro and leaks his location to criminal channels, suspecting McCauley will attempt to kill him before leaving town. Meanwhile Shiherlis’ estranged wife Charlene is detained by police and is coerced into betraying Shiherlis, however Charlene warns Shiherlis instead, who escapes. Hanna’s hunch is proved right after McCauley and Eady discover Waingro’s location at a nearby hotel and instead of escaping they decide to confront him over his treachery. They are interrupted by Hanna who pursues them In an exciting cat-and-mouse shootout…

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