No. 71 – Heat

Prog 1055’s Sinister Dexter cover by Simon Davis (written by Dan Abnett) vs. theatrical poster for Michael Mann’s Heat (1995)

Television producer, screenwriter, actor, former Chicago policeman and personal friend of director Michael Mann, Charles Fredrick “Chuck” Adamson (1936–2008) was the inspiration for Al Pacino’s character Lt. Vincent Hanna, and the officer who tracked down the real-life Neil McCauley (portrayed in the film by Robert De Niro), a calculating criminal and former Alcatraz inmate, with whom – as reflected in the film – Adamson did in fact have a civil cup of coffee after a chance meeting, and eventually killed in a shoot-out in 1964.

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