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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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Fifteen Minutes  »

Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,523,154 (USA) (9 March 2001)

Gross:

$24,375,436 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Trivia

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

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 »

Quotes

Emil Slovak: I love America. No one is responsible for what they do.
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During the credits you see the aftermath of the punch to Robert Hawkins See more »

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References Rocky IV (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Kalinka (Traditional Russian Folk Song)
Arranged and Performed by Crazy Russian Folk 'n' Roll Band Limpopo
Courtesy Folk 'N' Roll Records
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One of the Best Commentaries I've Ever Seen
2 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a commentary. It is a commentary of fame, of the media, of America's justice system; and it's one of the best fictional film commentaries I've ever seen. Robert De Niro and Edward Burns star as a cop and a fireman, respectively, searching for two murderers played by Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov. A few other great actors round out the cast of this medium-paced thriller/actioner with some depth of thought. At the very least it keeps you entertained until its cool ending.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who's ever watched a newscast, ever seen someone get off on the insanity plea or ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain of the justice system. Just see it.


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