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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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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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Edward Burns plays the role of an Arson Investigator, which his co-star Robert De Niro played in Backdraft (1991). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, Robert Hawkins (Kelsey Grammer) is in a high-rise building (across from Times Square in NYC) talking to a woman sitting at a desk. They show him talking and the left side of his belt is on the outside of his coat. In the next shot his belt is back under his coat. See more »

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News Stand Vendor: It pays to be a killer in this country.
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During the credits you see the aftermath of the punch to Robert Hawkins See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Written by David Bowie, John Lennon and Carlos Alomar
Performed by God Lives Underwater
Courtesy of 1500 Records
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Pretty Good to the Last Minute!
2 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

The following review for the film `15 Minutes' will probably take you around that same time to read it. Wait! Come back! I was joking! This film is another flick that satirizes the media's influence in depicting real life crimes as sensationalistic newsgathering for the general public. We have seen this before in films such as `Natural Born Killers.' Critics have ridiculed `15 Minutes' because they say that the film actually demonstrates the same exact thing that it tries to satirize. It does this by showing gory murder -type violence and utilizing famous stars in small cameo roles. Even though I do have to agree with this concept that my colleagues (don't I wish) have criticized, I should say to them to `just wait one minute, or fifteen for that matter' and do not take it so seriously. Why? Because the film does entertain. I think that critics should just leave it at. By the way, the film is about a homicide detective and an arson investigator who hunt down some eastern european psychos who film their crimes on video. Robert Deniro, who plays the homicide detective, is more low key in this one; and Eddie Burns cinematic presence adds fuel to the fire as the arson investigator. I really do have to say that I enjoyed mostly every minute in `15 Minutes' even though most critics don't second my opinion.

**** Good


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