L.A. Takedown

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L.A. Takedown
LA Takedown.jpg
Airdate August 27, 1989
Writer(s) Michael Mann
Director Michael Mann
Network NBC
Style 120-minute crime thriller
Company Ajar,
Movies Film Production,
Cia Ibero Americana de T.V.,
World International Networks
Origin USA

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L.A. Takedown is a crime thriller by Michael Mann. It is primarily known as the blueprint for his big screen remake Heat (1995) a few years later.

Starring: Scott Plank (Sgt. Vincent Hanna), Michael Rooker (Detective Bosko), Ely Pouget (Lilian Hanna), Vincent Guastaferro, Richard Chaves (Det. Lou Casals), Victor Rivers (Detective Arriaga),

Guest Stars: Laura Harrington (Eady), Daniel Baldwin (Det. Bobby Schwartz), Clarence Gilyard, Jr.
And: R.D. Call,

Peter Dobson,

Additional Guest Stars: John Santucci (), Xander Berkeley, Juan Fernandez as Harvey Torena, Tony Xauet (), Sam Jones (Jimmy), J.W. Smith (), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Hugh Benny)

And: Alex McArthur as Patrick McLaren

Featuring in Alphabetical Order: Xander Berkeley (Waingro), Mary Broussard (Prostitute), R.D. Call (Harry Dieter), Richard Chaves (Lou Casals), Aixa Clemente (Black Mother), Michael De Luna (Guard #1), Peter Dobson (Chris Sheherlis), Ed De Fusco (Solenko), Robert Gammons (Bank Guard), Clarence Gilyard, Jr. (Mustafa Jackson), Donald Grant (Dr. Bob), Emmett Grennan (Towner), Vincent Guastaferro (Michael Cerrito), Laura Harrington (Eady), Al Jones (Bank Guard), Anthony Lattanzio (Detective #2), Leo Lee (Detective #1), Mimi Lieber (Elaine Cerrito), Albert Michel, Jr. (Male Dancer), Jan Munroe (Forensic Technician), Gil Parra (Lt. Heinz), Victor Rivers (Arriaga), Michael Rooker (Bosko), Dennis Scott (Guard #2), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Hugh Benny), Jentry Tuvil (Charlene), Daniel Villarreal (Raoul), Robert Winley (Nate), Anthony Winters (Ritchie)


Plot Overview



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • McLaren: So then you and me, we should both go do something else, pal.
    Hanna: I don't know how to do anything else.
    McLaren: Neither do I.

DVD Release

Title Release Date #
Made-for-TV Movies: Region 2
L.A. Takedown May 22, 2000 1

As of December 2007, there has been no R1 release.

Awards and Accolades

External Sites