In "The Heat," Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a successful yet not respected FBI agent who struggles to fit in among her peers. Much to her displeasure, she is sent by her supervisor to Boston, Massachusetts, to take the lead on an investigation to nab a Russian mobster. In Boston, Ashburn meets the police captain (Tom Wilson) first then the Boston Police detective she'll be working with, Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy). Despite having the captain on her side, Agent Ashburn is not welcomed by Detective Mullins and the two instantly clash.
The two ladies try their best to work together to take down the enemy but the combination of Ashburn's conservative style and Mullins' often foul and unconventional style initially do not mesh well together. In the end however the officers realize that they might not be all too different after all and perhaps the two of them, who never really had friends on their own, might just be perfect friends for one another.
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Not a Team Player
Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "Sir, I don't understand. I have closed more cases than any agent here."
Supervisor: "You are skilled but you are not a team player. None of the other agents like you."
Looking for My Balls
Captain Frank Woods: "The FBI has jurisdiction…"
Detective Shannon Mullins: "Nope, not in there"
Captain Frank Woods: "Will you stop?"
Detective Shannon Mullins: "Nope, they're not in there"
Captain Frank Woods: "Knock it off, Mullins!"
Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "What is she doing?"
Captain Frank Woods: "She's looking for my balls."
Detective Shannon Mullins: "Hey has anyone seen the captain's balls? Let me know. They're about this big. They're like really, really tiny little girl balls, if little girls had balls."
Special Agent Sarah Ashburn: "I think this individual might be mentally ill."
Supervisor: "No, no, just work with her. She is the best cop."
Where Is My Prisoner?
Detective Shannon Mullins: "Where is my prisoner?"
Jail Guard: "They came and got him."
Detective Shannon Mullins: "Who is they? There better be two of me. Is it two of me? I'm going to make you bend over and I'm going to reach up and into your pocket to get the keys to your house and then I'm going to drive there and stab you with your own badge. That's what I'm going to do."
Detective Shannon Mullins is upset to learn that her prisoner has been taken by someone other than herself. She takes out this frustration by describing in detail what she'd like to do to the jail guard.