Heat
1995
****½
Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Ashley Judd, Jon Voight

This superb but a bit overlong crime epic unites the talents of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino for the first time (although there is a dispute whether they are actually together in any of the shots). De Niro is a smart career criminal and Pacino is an LAPD detective who tries to catch him. These persistent men operate on the different sides of the law, but they respect each other. The locations are well thought out and the action scenes are simply amazing. Mann remade his own 1989 TV film L.A Takedown.