If you haven't seen this one, it's the most realistic & horrifying shootout scene ever filmed, IMO. Justice Dept had all agencies watch this movie (I had met SA Grogan)
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Jerry Dove and Ben Grogan, the FBI agents killed during the shootout Location Miami, Florida, USA Date April 11, 1986 09:23 (UTC-5) Attack type Resisting arrest Weapon(s) Ruger Mini-14, S&W M586 revolver, Dan Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, S&W M3000 shotgun Deaths 4 (both perpetrators, two FBI agents) Injured 5 Perpetrator(s) William Russell Matix† and Michael Platt†
The FBI Miami shootout was a gun battle that occurred on April 11, 1986 in Miami, Florida between multiple FBI agents and two heavily-armed and well-trained gunmen. The firefight claimed the lives of special agents Gerald Dove and Benjamin Grogan, as well as the two robbery suspects, William Russell Matix and Michael Platt. In addition, five other agents were severely injured during the gunfight.
The incident is infamous in FBI history and well-studied. Despite outnumbering the suspects 4 to 1, the agents found themselves pinned down by rifle fire and unable to respond effectively. Although both Matix and Platt were hit several times in the firefight, Platt fought on regardless and continued to injure and kill the officers. This led to the introduction of more powerful handguns to prevent a repeat of this action.
Heat has a great shootout scene. If you have a good 5.1 or better surround system it is worth renting (or buying, can probably get the movie in the $10 or less bin now) just to listen to that scene cranked up. It's one of my test discs for new home theater systems.
Another good shootout is in the Matrix, the lobby shootout scene, before saving Morpheus.