HEAT
1995, Warner Bros., 170 min, USA, Dir: Michael Mann

In Michael Mann’s searing L.A. crime epic, Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino) hunts Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro) and his professional crew of thieves as they prepare for one last big “retirement” bank holdup. The thin blue line between crime and law proves as ambiguous as ever in this brilliant work of parallel storylines and character doubling. With Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman and a host of other ace supporting players.


THE DOORS
1991, Sony Repertory, 140 min, USA, Dir: Oliver Stone

Director Oliver Stone's psychedelicized odyssey through the life of rocker/poet Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer) of The Doors, conjuring the beauty, violence and sensitivity of Morrison's unique character. With Meg Ryan.


TOP GUN
1986, Paramount, 110 min, USA, Dir: Tony Scott

Tom Cruise’s cocky novice pilot must grow up and hone his chops as a fighter ace while wooing flight instructor Kelly McGillis and bumping heads with hard-as-nails rival Val Kilmer. The first of several megawatt collaborations between Jerry Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott, TOP GUN was the perfect American action film for the 1980s. With Anthony Edwards and Tom Skerritt.


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