I'm just going to go ahead and start this one off by saying the last time I saw a S.W.A.T.-related property it starred Colin Farrell and LL Cool J. This I.P. has existed since 1975, long before the guy writing this article ever did, and almost 30 years before the version I first saw. In the O.G. S.W.A.T., Hondo was a white man (Steve Forrest), Deacon was a black man (Rod Perry) and Street was played by some dude named Robert Urich. By the time the ‘03 movie adaptation came along, Hondo was Samuel L. Jackson, Deacon was LL Cool J, Street was Colin Farrell and all I knew was being on a S.W.A.T. Team looked cool as hell. Bad Boys II had also come out that year, so being a cop looked pretty good, too.
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