Film of the day: Heat

Heat

Michael Mann’s acclaimed thriller boasts a wish list of leads, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Val Kilmer and Jon Voight.

The plot is simple: Pacino plays the cop on the trail of De Niro’s gang of armed robbers. But it’s the characterisations, the multi-layered plotting and the action scenes that stand out, in a film that famously builds to a definitive scene where De Niro and Pacino finally meet on-screen for the first time.

Heat Monday at 11.10pm on FilmFour.

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