i loved this movie. tom cruise really surprised me with his role, i thought it was one of his best i've seen, and i usually dislike the guy. he brought a lot of intensity to the film. but really liked the atmosphere of the film, the whole l.a. at night feel. really set the mood. the scene in the train car was neat too, with the lights flickering on and off. really cool flick. i never saw ali, but since i'm a huge huge fan of heat i knew i had to see this one.
funny on the playmakers thing, i noticed that too, and it was strange 'cos just this week i got around to renting the entire season of that show on dvd. cool show, a little over the top, but fun.