The movie HEAT is notorious. It had a huge effect across the USA. Because of this movie, cops are now wearing heavier levels of body armor and carry rifles more often than shotguns in many departments around the country. This is because the bad guys saw this movie too… and decided to do it like that did. Especially 2 fellows who held up a Bank Of America in LA. This flick also had an effect on Hollywood. Since then many movie makers have strived for more realistic gun fight scenes. The reason is because HEAT has the best gun battle in it. Ask any group of gun nuts about celluloid fire fights, and HEAT will always come up. Always. Enough has been said about he movie by me and every other critic out there, so I’ll just do what I do and talk about the guns.