SWAT Firefight went straight to DVD. Or maybe, as it’s 2011, I should say “straight to iTunes”.
It hasn’t got a whole lot to do with the original 2003 film, apart from the title. While the original film had the same characters as the TV show, this time round they’re a whole new set of characters.
Hotshot SWAT officer Paul Cutler gets sent to Detroit to train and certify their SWAT team (or one of them – which is kind of odd).
Shortly after arriving the team get called to a hostage situation involving a rather psychotic stalker, Hatch (Robert Patrick) and his “girlfriend” Rose (Kristanna Loken)
The girl ends up killing herself and Hatch basically spends the rest of the film trying to kill Cutler and his team.
Did I forget to mention that Hatch is a highly trained government agent? Sorry. Hatch is a highly trained government agent who has serious mental issues and a nasty love affair with C4 (and other explosives)
The film is reasonably entertaining, but quite forgettable.
(As an aside. Some totally useless trivia. Both Robert Patrick and Kristanna Loken played Terminators, though not at the same time.)