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USA: Columbia Pictures
UK: Columbia Tristar Films (UK)
Cast: Samuel L Jackson, Colin Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Olivier Martinez, Real Andrews, Sara Arrington, Willam Belli, Joe Bucaro, Reg E Cathey, Heather Charles, Josh Charles, Chris Daher, James DuMont, Josh Geller, Matt Gerald, Terry Gingles, Lindsey Ginter, Sheri Goldner, Garry Guerrier, Noel Gugliemi, Steven Hack, Page Kennedy, Benjamin King, Joseph Kung, Danny LaCava, Tod Nakamura, Larry Poindexter, Heather Salmon, Scott Sandler, Ashley Scott, Candice Sharp, Ben Siegler, Richard Steinmetz, David St James, Shannon Sturges, Andy Umberger, Brian Van Holt , Irene Wiley
Director: Clark Johnson
UK: 117 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for violence, language and sexual references
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language and moderate violence
USA Release Date: 8 August 2003
UK Release Date: 4 December 2003
They're the best of the best, the elite of law enforcement.
And they've been recruited for their most dangerous mission ever.
Inspired by the popular '70s television series, the explosive action-thriller S.W.A.T. stars Samuel L Jackson and Colin Farrell, is produced by Neal H Moritz, directed by Clark Johnson and features an ensemble cast that includes Michelle Rodriguez, James Todd Smith (aka LL Cool J), Brian Van Holt, Jeremy Renner, Josh Charles and Olivier Martinez.
Colin Farrell portrays Jim Street, a former S.W.A.T. team member, who along with his partner Brian Gamble (Jeremy Renner), is thrown off the team in the aftermath of a controversial decision they made during a robbery/hostage standoff. Gamble quits the force in disgust, but for Street, being a policeman is his life and he agrees to a demotion, hoping to someday have the chance to redeem himself and once again wear the privileged S.W.A.T. uniform.
Street gets that chance when team commander Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson (Samuel L Jackson) is assigned to recruit and train five top-notch cops for a new Special Weapons and Tactics unit (S.W.A.T.). The other members of the new team Hondo recruits are Deacon "Deke" Kaye (James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J), Chris Sanchez (Michelle Rodriguez), Michael Boxer (Brian Van Holt) and T.J. McCabe (Josh Charles).
After weeks of demanding physical training, the new S.W.A.T. team is quickly thrown into action when a notorious drug lord Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez), audaciously offers a $100 million bounty to anyone who can free him from police custody. As they escort the kingpin out of Los Angeles and into the hands of the Feds, they are pursued by a ruthless and well-armed band of mercenaries.