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

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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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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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... Frank McGregor
... Donnie Anderson
... Harris
... Bobby Martinez
... Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.
... Emil Matasareanu
... Frank's Wife
... Nicole
... SWAT Lieutenant
... Kate
... Police Commander
... Henry Jones
... Luis Rivera (as Jullian Dulce Vida)
Alex Madison ... Maria (as Gail Monian)
... Cathy (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
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On the 28th of February, 1997, two men armed with AK-47 machine guns try to pull a heist at the Bank of America in North Hollywood, but their plan fails and they are kept under siege by the LAPD. During the ensuing forty-four minutes, Los Angeles witnesses live on television one of the greatest shoot-outs in American history. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The most intense shoot-out in LAPD history 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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5 June 2003 (USA)  »

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44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The Bank Of America in the real robbery is in North Hollywood, the one used in the film was a vacant bank in a strip mall in La Habra, California. See more »

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In a shot of some cars passing you can see a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer driving past, but the movie is supposed to take place in 1997. See more »

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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. A high-velocity round invented to penetrate armor and kill their target. You use them in a bank job, and you've done something no one in America had ever done before. Danger's all around us. In the streets. In the car. ...
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References L.A. Confidential (1997) See more »

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Pretty good "based on a true story" story
1 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have to admit, I was impressed by the factual accuracy of this TV movie. They filmed at the actual BofA branch that was the location of the robbery, although the logo on the sign is different now (which is forgivable). The camera angles were all correct (i.e. the same as the actual news footage of the robbery). They even showed the key shack being shot up, and they had the right type of blue *shorts* for one of the SWAT officers to wear during the capture of robber #2-- if you're familiar with the North Hollywood Shootout, you know what I'm talking about. Despite a few minor changes to increase dramatic tension (such as the deletion of a motorcycle officer who rescued Mario Van Peebles's character so Michael Madsen's character could rescue him) and a blatant anti- gun comment by one of the officers "I can't believe they let people just buy this stuff" (in the B&B gun shop) this telefilm was very enjoyable. I especially liked the fact that it was filmed in a documentary style, with every person's point of view being shown. Very well done, with some prominent actors. When does the DVD come out!?


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