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

TV Movie  -   -  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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Action | Crime | Drama

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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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The gun salesman gives the officers Colt AR-15s. The AR-15 was one of the weapons banned by name throughout the United States during the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994 to 2004. It would not have been available for sale in any store. Furthermore, even if it was an AR-15 copy made by another company (legal during the ban), it would be illegal to own with a flash suppressor or collapsible stock. The AR-15 in the movie has a flash suppressor. Also the CAR-15, the smaller version, was never available for sale to civilians. See more »

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Emil Matasareanu: Larry! Get in the car!
Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.: Stick to the plan. You drive, I cover. Kill the cops.
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References Heat (1995) See more »

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Interesting twist on a documentary/action style movie
18 April 2004 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

Plays off as a "day in the life of" at first, which was a pretty good move, I thought. Kind of "Cops"ish, with periodic interjections from the officers involved in the shootout, which does well to give the viewer the mindset of the people. I had a problem with some of the scenes of the two gunmen alone, making comments back and forth, which we don't really know what they were thinking, or saying, since it isn't like they are available anymore to tell us. But, dramatic license and all, it's hardly anything that Fox can't be forgiven for doing. They did an exceptional job with the firefight. You really get a sense of the sheer chaos that was happening then. The freeze frame cuts for commercial breaks were a nice touch as well, giving you a snapshot of the moment, which as I understand, happens in the mind of people in these types of situations sometimes.

The movie was credible, and nicely done. You don't get the full effect by just watching the action in the last hour. The narrations given, and the scenes from the first hour, help set the tone for what started out as an average work day in Los Angeles, but then sank an entire area into a heated war zone before lunchtime had even come around. Wouldn't have been one I'd have paid money to see, but for a made-for-TV-movie, I've seen a whole lot worse, but more importantly, not many better.


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