Movie heat is an American action crime drama film Witten and directed by Michael Mann. Released on December 15th 1995 the major cast includes Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Val Kilmer. The movie is a remake of LA Takedown which was a TV film also written and directed by Michael Mann. Heat was the first movie in which Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were casted side by side and were on screen together. Although both the men were in the same movie The God Father II but they didn’t appeared in any scene together (Null, 1995).

Robert De Niro has played the role of a professional burglar named Neil McCauley, while Al Pacino has been given the role of Vincent Hanna, an experienced LAPD detective.  He is very committed to his job and in this regard his family matters are badly disturbed.

The movie revolves around the cat and mouse chase between Neil McCauley (De Niro) and Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino).  De Niro is a former prisoner and an expert thief; his team consists of Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) and Michael Cheritto (Sizemore).  It all starts when De Niro and his team get involved in a high class robbery of an armored car. They rob the car and escape with 1.6million USD bonds. Originally it was just a robbery but the gang end up killing three guards.

The officer investigating on this case is Al Pacino. His experience and track record in elite robbery has made him one of the most trusted and fierce officers of the LAPD division. The style of Pacino’s work that has been showed in the movie is such that he seeks out for evidences on the crime scene and then tries to catch them up.

From here the catch up starts, when Pacino uses all his influence to trace out De Niro and his crew and on the other hand De Niro starts planning for another armed robbery which is worth almost US$12million.

In the middle of the movie explores the personal lives of both the lead characters i.e. Pacino and De Niro. Both the men are highly committed in their respective professions and as a result of it their personal life is harmed.

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