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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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as Patrick McClaren

as Harry Dieter

as Lillian

as Michael Cerrito

as Black Mother

as Soleneo?

as Chris Sheherlis

as Dr. Bob

as Arriaga

as Bank Guard

as Detective #_

as Elaine Cerrito

as Forensic Technician

as Lt. Heinz

as Guard #2
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | August 14, 2007
Top Critic

...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...

Full Review… | January 24, 2015
Reel Film Reviews

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.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Antagony & Ecstasy

| August 14, 2003

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