The Big Heat

A hard cop and a soft dame.

Fritz Land Film Fest – Sunday August 11th & Monday August 12th

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Edgar Allen Poe Awards: Best Motion Picture award winner!
National Film Preservation Board, USA: National Film Registry in 2011!

4/4 Stars! “one of the cinema’s great architects…inspired performances…a legendary character” (Roger Ebert)

5 Stars! “The film is drum-tight, directed with muscular clarity and force.” (The Guardian)

Also, don’t miss:
Ministry of Fear – Sunday August 4th & Monday August 5th

Plus, for the first time in North America, Ottawa Premieres of:
The Tiger of Eschnapur – Sunday August 18th & Monday August 19th
The Indian Tomb – Sunday August 25th & Monday August 26th

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.
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