S.W.A.T.: Columbia Pictures premiered the new action film S.W.A.T. and original TV series star Rod Perry and the film's star Josh Charles say a few words.

Are you in the movie?

Yeah, I'm in the movie. It's a small part. I own a barbecue business and Samuel L. Jackson and the game are coming there to eat some food. So, we sing the song and dance around a little bit.

How did they ask you to be in the movie?

They called me up and said, "Listen, Rod, we want you to be in it." So absolutely.

For those who don't know, what was your original role in the series?

My role was, I was top sergeant behind Lieutenant Harrelson. We kept the other guys in line.

Josh Charles stars as T.J. McCabe in the film and he talked more about his role here....

Are you the Val Kilmer character from Top Gun?

I don't know. I don't remember that movie so well.

But you're the rival. It's a little different, but you have to see it and I can't give too much away.

What will SWAT give fans that previous summer action movies haven't?

I don't know. There's a bunch of good actors in it, and their camaraderie will resonate with some people.

Brian B.