Fifteen Minutes

Released 2001


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John Herzfeld
Fifteen Minutes is a gripping drama which tells the story of two New York City detectives who are struggling to bring down two Eastern European criminals on a rampage through the city. Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro) is a seasoned NYPD homicide detective whose work has earned him a celebrity status with the media, particularly the tabloid TV show "Top Story." Flemming is teamed with a rookie arson investigator, Fire Marshall Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns), to put an end to these crooks pursuit of fame. Emil Slovak (Karel Roden) and Oleg Razgul (Oleg Taktarov) are Russian gangsters who land in America after being released from prison in their home country. The pair plan to claim their share of an old bank robbery job, and will stop at nothing to get what they want, even murder. Intent on becoming media sensations, the two videotape their crime wave and sell their tapes to Robert Hawkins (Kelsey Grammar) who is the host of "Top Story." Flemming and Warsaw must learn to work together quickly to bring down these criminals before all hell breaks loose. This film was written and directed by John Herzfeld and co-stars Melina Kanakaredes, Kim Cattrall and Charlize Theron.moreless

Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    Both audacious and unwieldy, exciting and excessive, this dark thriller is too long, too violent and not always convincing. But at the same time, there's no denying that it's onto ...

  • 40

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    A thriller more contrived than it is exciting.

  • 20

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It's fleet- footed, merciless entertainment. But the mixture of laughs, bathos and brutality is a big turnoff.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Detective Eddie Flemming

Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer

Robert Hawkins

Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks

Detective Leon Jackson

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

Rose Hearn

Edward Burns

Edward Burns

Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw

Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga

Daphne Handlova

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Crime, Psychological, Thrillers