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15 Minutes (2001)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  9 March 2001 (USA)
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A homicide detective and a fire marshall must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

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Storyline

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£499,209 (UK) (23 March 2001)

Gross:

ESP 368,305,870 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

There are a lot of location inconsistencies throughout the film. Like the scene involving the apprehension of the Jamaican killer that Robert De Niro and Avery Brooks are going after early in the film was clearly Los Angeles and most of the scenes in Times Square that were shot in New York for example. Most of the interiors were shot on sound stages and actual New York and Los Angeles locations. See more »

Goofs

Detective Leon Jackson wears a Detective badge (referred to as a shield on the NYPD) but wears a white uniform shirt and Captain's bars on this collar and shoulders. There is no rank of "Detective Captain" in the NYPD. See more »

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Emil Slovak: I love America. No one is responsible for what they do.
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Crazy Credits

A film by Oleg Rasgul is superimposed over the final clip of footage from Oleg's camera near the end. See more »

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Written by Baldur Stefansson, Daniel Agust Haraldsson (as Daniel Haraldsson), Birgir Thorarinsson (as Birgir Thoraninsson),
Magnus Jonsson, Magnus Gudmundsson (as Magnus Gudmundson), Hafdís Þrastardóttir Huld (as Hafdis Thrastardottir),
, Stefan Thorgeirsson, Sigurður Kjartansson (as Sigurdur Kjartansson), Stephan Stephenson
Performed by Gus Gus
Courtesy of 4AD
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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What a waste
4 October 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

With Edward Burns, Robert De Niro and Kelsey Grammar, this could have been a great movie with excellent characters. Instead it is what so many other "message" movies are -- a violent, misanthropic mess. I would have like to have seen a greater examination of De Niro's character motives for staying in the spotlight, the genesis of he and Grammar's relationship, and more about Burns' desire to be a hero and his quick attachment to De Niro's cop. Instead, we get a pair of ultraviolent villians, a ridiculous plot, and one-note characters that I cared nothing about. The great Avery Brooks (Capt. Cisco from "Deep Space Nine") is thoroughly wasted as one of De Niro's cop buddies. And any shred of believability or integrity the movie had left is completely blown by the ending, which is as predictable as it is awful. There is a better movie inside "15 Minutes" that could have been made, but this version is not it. A definite Must-Not-See.


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