The crime thriller "Heat" was so good that even the criminals copied it. Take our quiz to see how much you remember about the murder and mayhem of this classic crime flick.
The action-packed heist film with the all-star cast debuted Dec. 15, 1995.
Los Angeles Police Department Detective Casals helped Vincent Hanna bring down McCauley and his crew.
McCauley casually strolls into a hospital and steals an ambulance, which he will later use to break into an armored car.
McCauley henchman Waingro infuriates McCauley and proves himself to be a loose cannon when he shoots an armored guard during the heist.
The group wears hockey masks, but a homeless man near the scene overhears one of the gang use the nickname "Slick," which provides a powerful clue to the police.
McCauley and Nate meet in a parking garage, where Nate — played by Jon Voight — advises McCauley on how to process some of his loot.
The envelope contains valuable bearer bonds issued by a company owned by Roger Van Zant.
McCauley plans to shoot Waingro at a truck stop, but Waingro gets away after a police car passes during the confrontation.
Van Zant's men meet McCauley at a drive-in movie theater. They attempt to assassinate McCauley, but he outsmarts them and kills them both.
Waingro is actually a serial killer who preys on prostitutes.
McCauley hires Donald Breedan — an ex-con working as a cook in a diner — as his getaway driver for the big bank heist.
The men beat Trejo and kill his wife to learn as much as possible about McCauley's bank heist plans.
After receiving a tip, McCauley and his crew plan to rob the Far East National Bank.
McCauley, Cheritto and Shiherlis rob the bank without Trejo's help, with Breedan serving as their getaway driver.
It is McCauley who lives by the 30 second rule, which states that you should never get attached to anyone or anything that you aren't willing to drop in 30 seconds when the heat is on.
Cheritto and Breedan are killed in the shoot-out, and Shiherlis is injured, leaving only McCauley unscathed.
After discovering Trejo has been brutally beaten, McCauley ends his life in a mercy killing.
McCauley asks Eady to flee to New Zealand with him, then abandons her when Detective Hanna spots him.
LAPD Detective Hanna guns down McCauley but holds his hand to comfort him as he dies.
The film featured plenty of stars, with De Niro as McCauley, Pacino as Hanna and Kilmer as Shiherlis.
Judd played a supporting role as Charlene, who managed to discreetly tip off her man that the cops were closing in.
The film earned no Academy Award nominations, but it did pick up nominations at smaller events during the 1995-96 awards season.
The two legendary actors actually share the screen on several occasions — once while dining in a coffee shop and again when McCauley is killed.
While both actors appeared in "The Godfather: Part II," they never shared a scene until both starred in "Heat."
The film was inspired by a TV movie and failed pilot called "L.A. Takedown." Xander Berkeley was the only actor to appear in both movies.
A 1997 Hollywood bank robbery and 2003 armored van heist were eerily similar to the events in "Heat."
In 1963, Chicago Detective Chuck Adamson pursued a career criminal named Neil McCauley. This later became the basis for "Heat."
The film ranked number three on its opening weekend, pulling in $8.5 million. It went on to gross $187 million worldwide.
In only her second film role, Natalie Portman played Hanna's stepdaughter, Lauren, in the film.
McCauley sacrifices his own chance for escape to take vengeance on Waingro and guns him down in a hotel.