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15 Minutes (2001)

A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

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Bobby Korfin
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Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Declan Duffy
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Rose Hearn
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Cassandra
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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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"In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." - Andy Warhol, 1967 See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,523,154, 11 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,403,552

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,359,980
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Trivia

The tension between Emil and Oleg is based on the real tension between some Czechs and Russians. Many Czechs hate the Russian language, as they were forced to learn Russian under Soviet occupation. Karel Roden refused to speak Russian to Oleg Taktarov during rehearsals. See more »

Goofs

There are several errors relating to fire-fighting techniques and the real-world behavior of fire itself. See more »

Quotes

Immigration Supervisor: Are you related?
Oleg Razgul: Yes.
Immigration Supervisor: How?
Oleg Razgul: I'm his friend.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits you see the aftermath of the punch to Robert Hawkins See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Crackerjack 2: Hostage Train (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Carmen Queasy
Written by Maxim Reality (as Keith Palmer), Skin and Alan Price
Performed by Maxim Reality (as Maxim) featuring Skin
Courtesy XL Recordings and Virgin Records Ltd.
Contains a sample of "House of the Rising Sun"
Traditional, arranged by Alan Price
Performed by The Animals
Under license from EMI Records Limited
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Unfair Billings And An Underpublized Film
9 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

This a rough, edgy film but the interesting characters make it entertaining for the full two hours. For some reason, I don't believe this film got a lot of publicity.

Karol Roder doesn't get any billing but he's as much a star in this movie as big-names Robert Redford and Edward Burns. Another actor who also has a key role, Oleg Taktarov, has no billing! Wow, they really hosed the Eastern European actors in here.

The film is partially another indictment against the tabloid press. Playing the villain in that regard is good 'ole "Frasier" from TV: Kelsey Grammar. He plays a foul-mouthed tabloid television sleazoid "Robert Hawkins.

Sometimes this got a bit too edgy for me, nor did I appreciate Burns' verbal blasphemy, but I also enjoyed some of the black humor in here. Overall, it's not a film that, frankly, was that memorable yet I would watch it again.


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