R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
During the famous bank robbery gunfight, Mann directed the actors portraying the police to aim deliberately and only fire their rifles in the semi-automatic mode. This showed that the police were taking care not to hit bystanders. By contrast the robbers - concerned only with their own safety - fire their weapons on full automatic, striking several bystanders in the process.
Check, charge, or cash?
Obvious stunt double tackling Hugh Benny about midway through the film.
The television version aired by NBC on January 3, 1999 was disowned by director Michael Mann and credited to "'Alan Smithee'" because, though Mann offered to reinstate 17 minutes of deleted footage in the film to make it fit a four-hour time slot, NBC decided to excise over 40 minutes of footage from the theatrical release in order to make it fit a three hour slot (including commercials).
$8,445,656 (USA) (17 December 1995)