15 Minutes Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer

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Emil and Oleg are a couple of two-bit Eastern-European criminals who have just been released from prison following a botched bank job. They come to New York looking for the third member of their gang, who escaped with the loot, but not before the movie-obsessed Oleg makes a side-trip to Times Square, where he steals a state-of-the-art video camera.
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When Emil is informed that the other man has spent all of the money from the robbery, he kills both the man and his wife with a kitchen knife as Oleg films the whole thing. There is just one small snag: Daphne, an illegal immigrant and part-time hairdresser staying with the couple has witnessed the crime. Emil is not worried, though. He has her ID card with her name and picture. As Oleg and Emil beat a hasty retreat, Emil takes the time to set the apartment ablaze.
The double-murder and arson brings two very different policemen onto the scene: Eddie Flemming, a cynical celebrity homicide cop and Jordy Warshaw, a naive rooky arson investigator.
As Eddie and Jordy scour the city, Emil and Oleg see a news report on TV about a mass-murderer who was acquitted by reason of insanity and now stands ready to make a fortune in a book- and movie-deal. Inspired, Emil not only sees a way to tie-up their loose-end, Daphne, but also become rich and famous by killing a famous person, Detective Eddie Flemming, on video-tape.
As the bodycount grows, Eddie and Jordy must wade through running gunbattles, hellish firebombs, and the mass-media, personified in the person of a ruthless tabloid-news reporter, to catch Emil and Oleg before they can kill Daphne, cut a plea-bargain, sell their tape, and finally get their 15 Minutes of Fame.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver

2 killers videotape their crimes in hopes of becoming famous by selling them to a T.V. program. While close behind are a pair of detectives who are trying to stop their quest for fame.
The review of this Movie prepared by Brittany

Script Analysis of 15 Minutes

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   catching/stopping killer Criminal enemy is...    -   serial killer If this is a criminal POV story...    -   killing innocent people

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   Italian


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Los Angeles    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead    -   gory visuals of deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   A lot of foul language

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