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Writer (WGA):
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Release Date:
5 June 2003 (USA) See more »
The true story of a bank robbery gone wrong See more »
After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Madsen ... Frank McGregor

Ron Livingston ... Donnie Anderson

Ray Baker ... Harris

Douglas Spain ... Bobby Martinez

Andrew Bryniarski ... Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.

Oleg Taktarov ... Emil Matasareanu

Clare Carey ... Frank's Wife

Alex Meneses ... Nicole

Dale Dye ... SWAT Lieutenant

Katrina Law ... Kate

J.E. Freeman ... Police Commander

Mario Van Peebles ... Henry Jones

Jules Douglas ... Luis Rivera (as Jullian Dulce Vida)

Alex Madison ... Maria (as Gail Monian)

JoNell Kennedy ... Cathy (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
Chris Jacobs ... Rick (as Christopher Jacobs)

Francis Capra ... Ramon

Jerry Lambert ... Randy Wills

Khali Macintyre ... Trainee
Debi Gutierrez ... Teresa (as Debi Guiterrez)

Cameron Dye ... Gun Store Owner
Carlotta Chang ... Sondra Jenkins

Jay Underwood ... Mr. Entertainment

Paul Gutrecht ... Jay

Jason Hall ... Officer Pratt

Rafael Monserrate ... Gunsmith

Jesse Metcalfe ... Uniform

Greg Lindsay ... Another Cop
Milo Young ... Another Cop

Jamie McBride ... One of the Cops

Ken Land ... News Director
Milt Kogan ... General Manager
William Penick ... News Anchor
Guelmarí Oppenheimer ... News Anchor
Phil Craig ... News Anchor

Dominique Jennings ... News Anchor

Jeffrey Damnit ... Stud Guy (as Jefferey Damnit)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chris Astoyan ... Officer (uncredited)
David E. Harshbarger ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Ron Lunceford ... Psychologist (uncredited)

Tracy Martin ... Newsreporter (uncredited)

Kevin Pike ... Armored Truck Driver (uncredited)

Lou Simon ... Wounded officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Yves Simoneau 
Writing credits
Tim Metcalfe (written by)

Produced by
Gerald W. Abrams .... executive producer
Michael R. Goldstein .... executive producer
Robert David Port .... executive producer (as Robert Port)
Daniel Schneider .... producer
Yves Simoneau .... co-producer
Original Music by
George S. Clinton 
Cinematography by
David Franco 
Film Editing by
William B. Stich 
Casting by
Reuben Cannon 
Kim Williams 
Production Design by
Stephen Marsh 
Art Direction by
Louis M. Mann  (as Louis Mann)
Set Decoration by
Leslie Morales 
Costume Design by
Marilyn Matthews 
Makeup Department
Carl Bailey .... key hair stylist
Lori Madrigal .... key makeup artist
R.J. McCasland .... prosthetic supply
R.J. McCasland .... special effects makeup designer
Janette Nielsen .... assistant special effects makeup
Debbie Zoller .... makeup artist
Production Management
Cliff Fenneman .... post-production supervisor
Daniel Schneider .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Danton .... first assistant director
Mathew Dunne .... first assistant director
David Kelley .... second assistant director
Brandon Lambdin .... second second assistant director
Ken Wada .... second assistant director
Art Department
David E. Harshbarger .... property master
Terry Kempf .... propmaker foreman
Schelley Kiah .... art department coordinator
Todd Michaels .... set dresser
G. Lynn Maughan .... propmaker (uncredited)
Aaron Newton .... propmaker (uncredited)
Sound Department
Bruce Buehlman .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael P. Cook .... sound editor (as Mike Cook)
Craig A. Dellinger .... adr editor (as Craig Dellinger)
Vince Gutierrez .... supervising sound editor
Javier M. Hernández .... boom operator
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor: ATAS
Donal Nelson .... utility sound
Chris Philp .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Schexnayder .... sound mixer
T.C. Spriggs .... assistant sound editor
Lee Tinkham .... adr mixer
Lee Tinkham .... foley mixer
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound editor
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David J. Barker .... special effects
Blair Foord .... special effects foreman
Joseph Livolsi .... special effects technician
Kevin Pike .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Adam Avitabile .... digital compositor
Mark S. Driscoll .... visual effects producer: LOOK! Effects Inc.
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK! Effects
Danny S. Kim .... animator
Danny S. Kim .... compositor
Tefft Smith .... digital artist
Jacob Chambers .... stunt performer
James M. Halty .... stunt coordinator
Gloria O'Brien .... stunt policewoman
Dana Stein .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Alba .... camera production assistant
Garrett Benson .... assistant camera
A. Anthony Cappello .... assistant camera
Julian Chojnacki .... Steadicam operator
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator
Michael K. Davis .... lighting technician
Coby Garfield .... assistant camera
Sam Griffin .... rigging electrician
Giovani Lampassi .... gaffer
Tim Merrill .... key grip
Onofrio Nino Pansini .... assistant camera
Chris Pavlu .... electrician
Don Presley .... additional first assistant camera
Barnaby Shapiro .... assistant camera
Michaele Shapiro .... camera loader
Glenn Swaim .... dolly grip a
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator
Casting Department
Kimberly Foster-McCollum .... casting associate (as Kimberly Lenae Foster)
Chris Gray .... extras casting
Ron Lunceford .... extras casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ariel Gold .... set costumer
Sandy Kenyon .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Ted Brady .... colorist
Gerald Valdez .... assistant editor
Music Department
Matt Friedman .... music editor
Jeff Lingle .... music editor
Transportation Department
George Bolton .... transportation captain
Wayne Flowers Jr. .... driver: honeywagon
Scott Loveless .... driver
Mario Simon .... transportation coordinator
Matthew Talamantes .... driver
Other crew
Robin Anderson .... script supervisor
Sage Asteak .... production assistant
Lisa Casella .... production secretary
Wesley Fitzgerald .... production assistant
Mary-Rachel Foot .... stand-in
Andrew R. Gardiner .... key assistant location manager
April Mosqus .... office production assistant
Jill Naumann .... location manager
Jabari Phillips .... intern
Thell Reed .... armorer
Alex Reveliotty .... production assistant
Jennifer K. Rosner .... assistant: David Madden
Abiff Salcedo .... production assistant
Mollie Stallman .... key production assistant
Scott L. Treger .... stand-in: Oleg Taktarov
Caroline Vandenberg .... production coordinator
Bob Weber .... accountant
Candy Carstensen .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence and bloody images
103 min | Finland:82 min | USA:120 min (including commercials) | Argentina:105 min
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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 »
Continuity: 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 »
[first lines]
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...
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References "Dragnet" (1951)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out, 16 March 2009
Author: I_John_Barrymore_I from United Kingdom

It tells the story of the infamous 1997 North Hollywood shootout, where two bank robbers, wearing body armour and carrying AK-47s unleashed an unprecedented wave of gunfire at dozens of LAPD officers as they tried to make their getaway.

The incredible footage of this incident, broadcast live from TV news helicopters is unlike anything you've seen before. It's fascinated me for years, seeing such events, straight out of Michael Mann's Heat, played out for real.

So I was looking forward to this one but it was a disappointment and makes me wonder if the story could ever be done justice in a fictional movie. In the hands of director Yves Simoneau it's little more than a bloodier version of the countless Discovery and History channel reconstruction documentaries of the incident. Indeed the film's documentary-style approach, complete with talking heads, just reminds viewers of the fact that it's been done better previously. Instead of real people recounting the events we have mediocre actors. Instead of hard facts we have small inaccuracies and timelines altered for (understandable) dramatic purposes. Instead of the horrifying real footage we have poorly-edited action sequences.

I'd recommend watching one of those aforementioned TV documentaries, or the raw footage on YouTube, to get a better idea of what happened that day. That said, the drama inherent in the story means 44 Minutes can't help but be a moderately exciting film.

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