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