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Movie Fact #6 - August 23rd, 2020


One of the now-most iconic scenes in history is the sit-down between cop Lt. Vincent Hanna (Played by Al Pacino) and robber Neil McCauley (Played by Robert De Niro) in the 1995 film Heat. While many know the film is loosely based on the true story of Neil McCauley, a robber who was pursued by Detective Chuck Adamson (Whom Pacino's character is largely based on), few know just how much director Michael Mann based his script on real-life events, including that legendary scene which actually did occur between Adamson and McCauley in real-life. In fact, the dialogue in the script between Hanna and McCauley was lately based on the actual conversation that McCauley and Adamson had. And, just like in the movie, the next time the two met, guns were drawn, just as the movie portrays with McCauley dying both in the film and in real-life.

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