Gravity or Police, these guys don't believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they're hated by the police, they are the Yamakasis, modern samurais. With acrobatic ... See full summary »
Châu Belle Dinh,
A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.
On 28 February 1997, two men heavily armed with AK-47 try to heist the Bank of America of North Hollywood, but their plan fails and they are kept under siege by the LAPD. Along forty-four minutes, Los Angeles witnesses live on television one of the greatest shoot-out of the American history. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Scenes on the residential streets where the robbers tried escaping from the bank were filmed on the actual locations behind the real bank. See more »
When Emil carjacks the truck, you can see the owner flip two switches down to disable the vehicle from being started. When Emil gets into the truck, the switches are back in the "up" position. See more »
This film hit home in all ways. From the faithful Henry Jones, to the testament of true police nature by Madsen and Livingston, "44 Minutes" presented us with a display of the true meaning of the duty of the American Police Officer. This film brings out the definition of the real-life hero, the real-life villain, and the real-life story that binds them. The actors are true to their characters, and can undoubtedly bring great honor and respect to the real men and women who experienced the crisis. As for the villains, well, they deserve the shame they get from the people who see this film, because, in my belief, Taktarov and Bryniarski portrayed the true criminals accurately down to the finest detail. Even though I feel that the respects to the true men and women shown in the end were no less than morally mandatory, I am duly impressed by the fact that such respect was shown in full, and it is exactly what the true people deserve. This film deserves an 11, but since it can't get one, a 10 will do it justice.
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