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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003)

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After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.

Director:

Yves Simoneau

Writer:

Tim Metcalfe
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Madsen ... Frank McGregor
Ron Livingston ... Donnie Anderson
Ray Baker ... Harris
Douglas Spain ... Bobby Martinez
Andrew Bryniarski ... Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.
Oleg Taktarov ... Emil Matasareanu
Clare Carey ... Frank's Wife
Alex Meneses ... Nicole
Dale Dye ... SWAT Lieutenant
Katrina Law ... Kate
J.E. Freeman ... Police Commander
Mario Van Peebles ... Henry Jones
Jullian Dulce Vida ... Luis Rivera
Alex Madison Alex Madison ... Maria (as Gail Monian)
JoNell Kennedy ... Cathy (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
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Storyline

On the 28th of February, 1997, two men armed with AK-47 machine guns try to pull a heist at the Bank of America in North Hollywood, but their plan fails and they are kept under siege by the LAPD. During the ensuing forty-four minutes, Los Angeles witnesses live on television one of the greatest shoot-outs in American history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The most intense shoot-out in LAPD history See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and bloody images | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout See more »

Filming Locations:

La Habra, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place on February 28, 1997. See more »

Goofs

The gun store owner refers to the Remington 700 as "the best sniper rifle made". The Remington 700 was never designed specifically as a sniper rifle, but rather as a hunting rifle that was later adapted over for sniping capabilities. See more »

Quotes

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Frank McGregor: Ninety percent of cops go through their whole career without ever firing their gun. That day, that was roughly 1500 rounds fired. We were armed with pistols. These guys were slinging automatic machine guns. An AK-47 machine gun is a weapon that was designed for war. A high-velocity round invented to penetrate armor and kill their target. You use them in a bank job, and you've done something no one in America had ever done before. Danger's all around us. In the streets. In the car. ...
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Connections

References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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Great rental - As good as SWAT was bad.
30 December 2003 | by robertbrantzSee all my reviews

Rented the DVD and enjoyed it immensely. The story is well told and scripted. This is by far the best police drama/action movie of the year. Unbelievable how this was released directly to DVD, while garbage like SWAT received millions of revenue during a major theater release. The only thing this movie lacks is star power. Everything else is good. I vaguely remembered reading about the true story the movie is based on, but although I knew the result (the movie is true to the facts) I was highly entertained and excited watching this flick at home. Dear studio bosses: fire whoever made SWAT and get Simoneau for your next police drama.


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