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

Max Gilbert
Max Gilbert

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Excellent film and true.

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

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