Saw S.W.A.T. on Saturday, and it’s a pretty good movie. Most surprisingly, to me, was that it was directed by Clark Johnson, an old “Homicide” alum (who also has a small part in the movie, along with another ex-Homicider, Reed Diamond).

(“Homicide” was one of those rare gems of a television show that, when I got into it, I would go out of my way to watch. When it was good, it was the best show on TV, period.)

I had already recognized Clark Johnson (he plays LL Cool J’s partner early on), but was totally surprised to find out he had directed the movie; I had no idea he’d jumped to the big leagues. That’s cool.