PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Crime
An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ed Harris were considered for the role of Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrison.
Capt. Thomas Fuller:
The Chief is *making* me take you back. He's concerned about losing all his best officers to other cities.
Hondo: He thinks that I'm one of his best officers?
Capt. Thomas Fuller: But, he's given me complete oversight, and trust me, you've got no room for error.
Capt. Thomas Fuller: So, I will give ...
In the opening shootout there is a shot of man with a running with a hand held camera following a stretcher. This was an actual camera man trying to get shots of raw footage for the movie.
Director Clark Johnson, who appears in the film briefly as Deke's beat partner, is credited as 'Deke's Handsome Partner'.
English, Spanish, French
$37,062,535 10 August 2003