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15 Minutes (2001)

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A homicide detective and a fire marshal must stop a pair of murderers who commit videotaped crimes to become media darlings.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Detective Eddie Flemming
... Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw
... Robert Hawkins
... Detective Leon Jackson
... Nicolette Karas
... Emil Slovak
... Oleg Razgul
... Daphne Handlova
... Bobby Korfin
... Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Declan Duffy
... Detective Tommy Cullen
Bruce Cutler ... Himself
... Rose Hearn
... Cassandra
... Mugger in Central Park
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Storyline

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." Written by Jeff Cross <blackjac_1998@yahoo.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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9 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Fifteen Minutes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,523,154, 11 March 2001, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,403,552

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,359,980
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The scene in the bathroom, where Robert De Niro dunks his head in a sink full of ice, is a real trick that police detectives use to get over hangovers. De Niro discovered the trick during his research for the role, and was eventually written in. See more »

Goofs

When Nicollette interviews Eddie, he says "...whether it's evidence is yet to be determined", but in a news video playback of the same scene later on he says, "...whether it's evidence or not, we're not sure. We'll determine that later". See more »

Quotes

Eddie Flemming: You want a glass of water?
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Crazy Credits

A film by Oleg Rasgul is superimposed over the final clip of footage from Oleg's camera near the end. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Homicide (2003) See more »

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Sail Away
Written by David Gray
Performed by David Gray
Courtesy of Ato Records and 1ht Records
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One of the Best Commentaries I've Ever Seen
2 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a commentary. It is a commentary of fame, of the media, of America's justice system; and it's one of the best fictional film commentaries I've ever seen. Robert De Niro and Edward Burns star as a cop and a fireman, respectively, searching for two murderers played by Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov. A few other great actors round out the cast of this medium-paced thriller/actioner with some depth of thought. At the very least it keeps you entertained until its cool ending.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who's ever watched a newscast, ever seen someone get off on the insanity plea or ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain of the justice system. Just see it.


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