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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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Fifteen Minutes  »

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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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Charlize Theron appeared for free, as a "thank you" to John Herzfeld for giving her the breakthrough role in 2 Days in the Valley (1996). See more »

Goofs

Emil says that he will fake insanity and have himself declared unfit for trial. This, he says, will result in his being committed to a psychiatric institution where he will miraculously recover and be protected from further trial by the "double jeopardy" laws. While his being "unfit for trial" would, indeed, prevent him from being tried, meaning that "double jeopardy" wouldn't apply, we can, perhaps, excuse his incomplete grasp of the subtleties of foreign law and language, and accept that his plan would work if he stood trial and was declared "not guilty by reason of insanity". See more »

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Robert Hawkins: If it bleeds, it leads!
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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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Fundal
Written by Lugiswa Plaatjies
Performed by Lugiswa Plaatjies
Courtesy of M.E.L.T. 2000
By Arrangement with Six Degrees Records Ltd. and Ocean Park Music Group
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Good film about crime and media-- 7/10
16 October 2003 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

Robert De Niro does great in this movie. Like we haven't heard that before. You can tell he tries to let Edward Burns have his time, but he is such a charismatic screen presence, people would probably pay to watch him sit in a chair for two hours. The movie around him is also good, touching on the interesting topic of the media's effect on violent crimes. Edward Burns does a good job, but i think the real stars here (except for De Niro, of course) are the two East European criminals who come to America searching for fame and fortune, played by Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov. They are funny and terrifying all at the same time. Oleg's character seems like a friendly guy, but he is actually a violent pervert. And Karel's character is just plain nuts. I recommend this movie for the great performances and it's thought provoking premise. 7/10


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