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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  5 June 2003 (USA)
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After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.

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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

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Rated R for strong violence and bloody images | See all certifications »
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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Some statistics:
  • Number of location shooting days: 24


  • Number of cameras used: 8


  • Number of extras used: 900


  • Number of real LAPD Officers used as extras: 35


  • Number of rounds of blank ammunition fired: 40,000


  • Number of bullet hole squibs used: 5,000


  • Number of blood squibs used: 100-150


  • Amount of theatrical blood used: 10 gallons


  • Number of police cars destroyed: 30


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When suspect one shoots himself in the head and is shown falling to the ground, his Beretta lands at least a meter away from him. After the next cut, the gun is loosely in his hand again. See more »

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Frank McGregor: Ninety percent of cops go through their whole career without ever firing their gun. That day, that was roughly 1500 rounds fired. We were armed with pistols. These guys were slinging automatic machine guns. An AK-47 machine gun is a weapon that was designed for war. A high-velocity round invented to penetrate armor and kill their target. You use them in a bank job, and you've done something no one in America had ever done before. Danger's all around us. In the streets. In the car. ...
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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One of the Greatest Shoot-Out of the American History
4 August 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

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.

Based on a true event, this movie impresses regarding the scenes of intense shoot-out, with the cast having also great performances. However, the statements of the characters, showing the LAPD as a brotherhood or family, do not seem to correspond to the reality showed in other police stories in American movies. Anyway, this film is a surprisingly good and worthwhile entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "44 Minutes - O Tiroteio de North Hollywood" ("44 Minutes - The North Hollywood Shoot-Out")


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