S.W.A.T.

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

In a set-up lifted wholesale from Dirty Harry threepeat The Enforcer, and in a movie rehashed from a '70s TV show, Street and Gamble (Ferrell and Renner), of the LAPD special weapons unit, defuse a bank robbery at the cost of wounding a hostage. Street swallows a demotion, but catches the eye of Dan 'Hondo' Harrelson (Jackson), a new commando sent to spruce up the department's sullied image with a fresh recruitment of SWAT-heads. The green team receives its first assignment after a drug kingpin Martel offers $100m to anyone who can spring him from police custody. The high definition SWAT training footage resembles a US Army recruitment ad, appropriate since TV journeyman Johnson imagines downtown LA as an unpatrolled Baghdad, swarming with guntotin' mercenaries pursuing their share of the bounty. JWin.

Details

Release details

Duration:
117 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Clark Johnson
Screenwriter:
David Ayer, David McKenna
Cast:
Michelle Rodriguez
Brian Van Holt
James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J
Colin Farrell
Josh Charles
Jeremy Renner
Olivier Martinez
Samuel L Jackson
Reginald E Cathey