L.A. Takedown

1989

L.A. Takedown

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Producer/director Michael Mann, kappelmeister of the trendy TV series Miami Vice, tried to impose his MTV mentality on Tinseltown with L.A. Takedown. Los Angeles cop Scott Plank is on the trail of master thief Alex McArthur. After McArthur pulls off "the score of a lifetime," the crook and the cop spend the rest of their screen time in a deadly game of one-upsmanship. The usual Michael Mann trademark of style over substance prevails throughout L.A. Takedown. But the vogue had passed, and this TV pilot film failed to graduate into a series.

Cast

Scott Plank
as Vincent Hanna
Alex McArthur
as Patrick McLaren
R.D. Call
as Harry Dieter
Ely Pouget
as Lillian Hanna
Aixa Clemente
as Black Mother
Vincent Guastaferro
as Michael Cerrito
Ed DeFusco
as Soleneo?
Peter Dobson
as Chris Sheherlis
Donald Grant
as Dr. Bob
Al Jones
as Bank Guard
Leo Lee
as Detective #_
Mimi Lieber
as Elaine Cerrito
Jan Munroe
as Forensic Technician
Gil Parra
as Lt. Heinz
Dennis Scott
as Guard #2
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Critic Reviews for L.A. Takedown

All Critics (3) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (2)

  • ...although L.A. Takedown is about half the length of Heat, the movie feels so much longer and poorly-paced than its big-screen successor...

    Jan 24, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A film much better written than executed... has the appearance at every moment of a hatchet job that got cranked out in record time because nobody involved had any real desire to make it.

    Jun 12, 2009 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for L.A. Takedown

  • Mar 15, 2008
    also written and directed by michael mann, the t.v movie that eventually was remade into the 1995 film heat,, but stands up well, very cheap,especially looking very 80s, but a engageing story, its only down fall being , heat came along 6 years later, with deniro and pacino,a big hollywoood production, which does make this look cheap and dated,
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