Top 23 Heat Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Heat facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Heat film message.

In the shootout scene in Heat (1995), Val Kilmer does a proper military rapid reload. He even bangs the magazine on the car bumper before inserting it into the weapon.

The scene where Vincent yelled "Because she got a GREAT ASS" wasn't scripted, so Alan Marciano's (played by Hank Azaria) reaction was genuine
The scene where Vincent yelled "Because she got a GREAT ASS" wasn't scripted, so Alan Marciano's (played by Hank Azaria) reaction was genuine

Heat Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. Some theaters made the audiences sign "fright release waivers" in case they had heart attacks from seeing the movie's terrifying monster.

  2. In Al Pacino's "GREAT ASS!" scene, Hank Azaria's surprise is genuine. According to Azaria, Michael Mann "shoots like a million takes, I think Pacino got bored and yelled GREAT ASS out of frustration, which scared the hell out of me. Not acting at all, he just actually terrified me"

  3. Robert De Niro says to Al Pacino 'Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner'.

  4. Val Kilmer broke his arm while filming The Doors (1991) when he performed a jump from the stage into the crowd and the stuntman failed to catch him. The injury has left Kilmer with an abnormal growth on his left elbow that can clearly be seen many times in Heat (1995).

Heat Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The cup in Heather Chandler's cupboard has the colors of the heathers (red green and yellow) and Veronica (blue) on it
    The cup in Heather Chandler's cupboard has the colors of the heathers (red green and yellow) and Veronica (blue) on it
  • In the opening of MST3K: The Return, Jonah hits the mysterious three switches from Firefly.

  • Charlene has Akira (1988) playing on her TV screen.

Heat Hidden Details

1 - In preparation for the bank heist sequence, the film's technical advisors had the actors case a real bank without anybody noticing.
In preparation for the bank heist sequence, the film's technical advisors had the actors case a real bank without anybody noticing.
1 - J.D asks if Veronica speaks German before explaining the supposedly harmless "Ich Luge" bullets. "Ich Luge" is German for "I'm Lying".
J.D asks if Veronica speaks German before explaining the supposedly harmless "Ich Luge" bullets. "Ich Luge" is German for "I'm Lying".
1 - Robert DeNiro talks about walking out on someone in thirty seconds. When Al Pacino comes for him outside the hotel as he's about to reunite with Amy Brenneman, he starts running exactly thirty seconds after seeing him.
Robert DeNiro talks about walking out on someone in thirty seconds. When Al Pacino comes for him outside the hotel as he's about to reunite with Amy Brenneman, he starts running exactly thirty seconds after seeing him.
1 - Robert Mueller's portrait in conference room
Robert Mueller's portrait in conference room
1 - Veronica thinks they're using blanks to scare Kurt and Ram for payback, J.D. says that the bullets will just cause them to bleed and become unconscious which worries Veronica. J.D. proceeds to tell her the bullets are called Ich l?ge, which means "I lie" in German.
Veronica thinks they're using blanks to scare Kurt and Ram for payback, J.D. says that the bullets will just cause them to bleed and become unconscious which worries Veronica. J.D. proceeds to tell her the bullets are called Ich l?ge, which means "I lie" in German.

Director Michael Mann frames one of the scenes in the film to mimic a painting by Alex Colville called "Pacific", which features a man wistfully staring out of a window at the ocean while a gun rests on a table behind him.

1 - During the major shootout in Heat (1995), Tom Sizemore's character visibly has blood on his face despite not being injured. He was seated behind the driver of the car when the driver was killed and the blood is the driver's.
During the major shootout in Heat (1995), Tom Sizemore's character visibly has blood on his face despite not being injured. He was seated behind the driver of the car when the driver was killed and the blood is the driver's.

It takes Neil McCauley 44 seconds to abandon Eady.

1 - After spending the night with Eady, Neil leaves a glass of water for her, holding it with a napkin in order not to leave any fingerprints
After spending the night with Eady, Neil leaves a glass of water for her, holding it with a napkin in order not to leave any fingerprints
1 - Jim Belushi has paperwork to fill out. The name of the report is "Worthless Document Case Report"
Jim Belushi has paperwork to fill out. The name of the report is "Worthless Document Case Report"

: The Movie (and the TV series as well)...

You can see damage to Val Kilmer's elbow from jumping off the stage in The Doors. A stuntman failed to catch him.

- Donald Glover, Seth Rogen - animation

Heat poster
Heat poster

Heat Plot

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Heat. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Michael Mann
Stars Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
IMDB score 8.2