The Heat (2013)
The Heat SynopsisUptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. From Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids.
The Heat Release Date
In Theaters June 28, 2013
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Starring: Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy and Taran Killam
Written by: Katie Dippold
Directed by: Paul Feig
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Paul Feig, and Jenno Topping
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
External Info: The Heat Official Website
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