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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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The true story of a bank robbery gone wrong See more »

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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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Goofs

Some stock footage of I-278 in New York City is shown for what is supposed to be an LA freeway. See more »

Quotes

Emil Matasareanu: Holy shit, there's a lot of them out there.
Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.: [Points to AK-47] We've got these.
Emil Matasareanu: Right, right.
Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.: They've got nothing but their little dicks in their hands...
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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What the hell?
7 December 2008 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

The funniest scene of this movie is probably when our saviours get their medals and plaques and whatnot. So the basic idea is, the police outnumbers these gangsters by like a million to one, but they're powerless because the villains' guns are just a bit bigger. I guess police ammo just kinda bounces of. They decided to shoot this movie in documentary style with fake interviews and all and seriously, what is wrong with these guys? They're talking like they were armed with rolled-up newspapers. Okay I admit, it's probably still dangerous to be in the line of the fire, even when the situation is so much to your advantage, but don't go nuts. And why the hell did it take 44 minutes to solve everything anyway? I'd say that's a very long time when you have them surrounded and you're allowed to shoot. They're like ten ft. away, they hit absolutely nothing. Then they go and buy bigger guns themselves to increase their heroism. And then yeah, there you have it, one of the cops actually hits someone. Bullet was probably diverted by a lamp post or something. I had a good laugh I guess.


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