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The Heat (2013)

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An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

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Paul Feig

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Katie Dippold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Ashburn
Melissa McCarthy ... Mullins
Demián Bichir ... Hale (as Demian Bichir)
Marlon Wayans ... Levy
Michael Rapaport ... Jason Mullins
Jane Curtin ... Mrs. Mullins
Spoken Reasons ... Rojas
Dan Bakkedahl ... Craig
Taran Killam ... Adam
Michael McDonald ... Julian
Thomas F. Wilson ... Captain Woods (as Tom Wilson)
Peter Weireter Peter Weireter ... SWAT Team Leader
John Ross Bowie ... NY Agent
William Xifaras ... Tough Guy #1
Cary 'Big Shug' Guy Cary 'Big Shug' Guy ... Tough Guy #2
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Storyline

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Bulgarian

Release Date:

28 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heat See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,115,043, 30 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$159,582,188

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$229,930,771
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Runtime:

| (Unrated Edition)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The framed portrait on the wall, in the Boston FBI Office scene, is Robert Mueller, FBI Director (2001-2013). Mueller became well known in 2017-18 when he was appointed Special Counsel for the Trump-Russia/collusion-obstruction of justice probe. See more »

Goofs

In the 'did you all just get back from break' warehouse scene, the hand grenade does massive amount of damage and blows the antagonist back, yet the flimsy card table holding the drug paraphernalia remains intact. See more »

Quotes

Rojas: I had a joint and a few little bags of coke. Since when is that shit illegal?
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Crazy Credits

According to the end credits, Gina's Boobs are played by Jessica Chaffin's Boobs. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray release contains an extended cut with just over 3 minutes of additional material. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Tick Tick Boom
Written by Nicholaus Arson (as Randy Fitzsimmons)
Performed by The Hives
Courtesy of Polydor Records Ltd. / Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I Enjoyed It
17 December 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

I'm not sure about these bad reviews, I really found a lot to enjoy here.

Plot In A Paragraph: FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a very skilled investigator in New York City, but is despised by her fellow agents for her arrogant attitude. On a brief assignment in Boston, she meets Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) a foulmouthed and rebellious police officer with the Boston Police Department. Ashburn's by-the-book philosophy clashes with Mullins' rugged and violent style of police work. Under pressure from her FBI boss Hale, Ashburn reluctantly agrees to team up with Mullins.

Whilst the plot is nothing special, and certain amounts of the humour revolve around police brutality and bad language, Bullock is an effective straight to the foul mouthed McCarthy and I found some serious lough out loud moments.

Enjoyable and I'll definitely watch it again.


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