The Heat Is On Heat Again As Copycat Bank Robberies Escalate

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ROBERT DENIRO and AL PACINO's cult heist drama HEAT is upsetting lawmakers in Washington D.C. and Maryland because they think the film is being used as a "training video" for bank robbers.

Lawmen claim recent bank heists are so similar to those shown in the 1995 film that it's more than just a coincidence.

The film was partly blamed for a Bank of America robbery in California back in 1997, when the robbers ended up dead and 18 policemen and bystanders were shot in a 45-minute stand-off.

29/07/2004 02:39

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