Episode 1


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 08, 2003 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Big screen remake of the 1976 television series, the film follows Samuel L. Jackson's character, Hondo, as he is assigned to recruit and train five top-notch officers for a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit. Colin Farrell stars as Jim Street, a Los Angeles Police Department officer whose recent demotion to a desk job leaves him desperate for a second chance to don the elite SWAT uniform. After weeks of rigorous physical training, the new team is quickly thrown into action after notorious drug lord Alex Montel, played by Olivier Martinez ("Unfaithful"), offers a $100 million reward to anyone who can free him from police custody. The SWAT team is pursued by a dangerous band of reward seekers as they try to get the drug lord out of Los Angeles and safely into the hands of the Feds. Hondo's S.W.A.T. team includes Jim Street, T.J. McCabe and Deacon Kay (all of whom we know from the TV series) as well as new members such as Sanchez and Boxer.moreless

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    Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Dan "Hondo" Harrelson

    Guest Star

    Colin Farrell

    Colin Farrell

    Jim Street

    Guest Star

    Jeremy Renner

    Jeremy Renner

    Brian Gamble

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The role of Jim Street was originally offered to Mark Wahlberg.

      • Before filming, the principal actors all received SWAT tactics, live fire and weapons training. In addition to this training, Colin Farrell also received Los Angeles Police Department Driver Training.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • (About T.J.)
        Hondo: Don't kick his ass so bad I can't get a rematch.
        Street: I won't make any promises.
        Hondo: It's my money, man!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Originally conceived nearly 10 years earlier as a project for Arnold Schwarzenegger. When plans for the film were resurrected as a project for younger actors, Paul Walker and Mark Wahlberg were originally considered to star in the film.

      • Screenwriter David Ayer's previous project was the critically acclaimed film Training Day which earned Denzel Washington an Oscar. Director Clark Johnson recently earned an Emmy nomination for his directorial work on the TV series The Shield.

      • Filming for the S.W.A.T. motion picture began October 19, 2002.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • In the trailer for the film, the cast sing a melody together. The song is actually the theme from the original television show, S.W.A.T.

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