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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.


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
Julian Dulce Vida
as Luis Rivera
Andrew Bryniarski
as Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.
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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Audience Reviews for 44 Minutes

  • Aug 30, 2011
    Stays true to the real-life incident of the North Hollywood LAPD shootout.
    Max G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2008
    In 1997 a north LA bank was being robbed by two armed men. The Police where quickly on the scene but to their horror the gun men had Ak 47 assault riffles and where not going to surrender so a fire fight ensued, the would be bank robbers shot rounds of ammo into everything that moved cars and walls too. The Police where out matched for the situation. I found this film really entertaining and it is also based on true events.
    Greg Super Reviewer
  • Aug 03, 2007
    a very intresting movie about what happens when 2 terrorists thirsty for money, guns and blood terrorise a whole town and kill plenty in just 44 minutes....inspired by true facts!
    Ovi G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 11, 2007
    Excellent film and true.
    Barry L Super Reviewer

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