5. Neil risks his getaway for revenge in Heat (1995)
Payback is a bitch, and nobody knows that better than Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), leader of the crew of anti-hero bank robbers in Michael Mann’s epic L.A. crime story. About to make a clean getaway to New Zealand with his money and his girl (Amy Brenneman), he risks everything to plug holes in Waingro, the snitching former accomplice who turned his last big bank job into a bloody shootout with police.
Though he does send the rat, who’s under police surveillance, to hell, he also alerts the fuzz to his whereabouts, leading to a final, and fatal, showdown with his nemesis, Robbery-Homicide Lt. Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino). But hey, L.A. to New Zealand is like a 13-hour flight, so at least he saved himself some leg cramping.