44 Minutes (2003)





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On February 28, 1997, a pair of heavily armed and heavily armored outlaws named Larry Eugene Phillips Jr. and Emil Matasarenu, who had previously cut a crooked swath throughout the Los Angeles area as "The High Incident Bandits," botched the robbery of a bank in North Hollywood. The confrontation that followed has been described as the "most intense shootout in LAPD history," with the police and several SWAT teams trading gunfire with Phillips and Matareanu for three quarters of an hour. The made-for-cable 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout is an intense reenactment of this bloody incident, with Andrew Bryniarski and Oleg Taktarov as the bandits, and Michael Madsen, Ron Livingston, and Mario Van Peebles representing the forces of law and order. The final moments of the film includes on-the-spot video coverage of the actual incident. 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout originally aired over the FX network on June 1, 2003.
Action & Adventure , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Fox Television Studios


Mario Van Peebles
as Officer Henry Jones
Michael Madsen
as Detective Frank McGregor
Ron Livingston
as Officer Donnie Anderson
Ray Baker
as Sergeant Jake Harris
Douglas Spain
as Officer Bobby Martinez
Andrew Bryniarski
as Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.
Julian Dulce Vida
as Luis Rivera
Jerry Lambert
as Randy Wills
Oleg Taktarov
as Emil M?t?s?reanu
Clare Carey
as Frank's Wife
Alex Meneses
as Officer Nicole Gomez
Dale Dye
as SWAT Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for 44 Minutes

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | December 31, 2003
Nitrate Online

One gun battle does not a great movie make.

Full Review… | December 11, 2003
Movie Metropolis

Apart from the interview interruptions, one cannot fault the way the actual shoot-out is handled in the film....

Full Review… | December 11, 2003
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for 44 Minutes

Imagine Reservoir Dogs with no memorable dialogue, scenes or cinematography. As ever when you make a boring film with a title that incorporates the word 'minutes' it has to be said.. at 2 hours the movie is 1hour 12mins too long.

Mark Nash
Mark Nash

Stays true to the real-life incident of the North Hollywood LAPD shootout.

Max Gilbert
Max Gilbert

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I am sure that I watched this one, but I couldn't pick this out of any other cop movie that I have watched over the years.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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