44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out

Factual error: After the cops respond to the domestic disturbance (son hitting mom), we see the male officer get in the back with the boy to show him the crime scene photos and he shuts the door after getting in. Police cars are designed so that the back doors must be opened from outside, however, he exited the car with no help.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Larry Phillips and Emil Matasareanu walk back inside the bank, Emil Matasareanu pulls his ski mask up off his face. In the next shot the mask is still over his face and is off again in the next shot. (00:52:10)

Audio problem: When the cops get into the gun shop to buy some weapons you see a police officer on the left loading a M4 (or checking something) but you never hear the sound of this action.

Trivia: The film is based on the true story of a 1997 holdup of a North Hollywood Bank of America building.

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Trivia: Because of the North Hollywood shootout incident, the Los Angeles City Council passed laws that banned the sale and use of semi- and automatic weapons.


Donnie Anderson: Do you get scared? Yeah. You stay scared? Better not.

Donnie Anderson: We're supposed to have the firepower, but they had the firepower that day. But we had the willpower. You know what? I'll take willpower over firepower any day.

Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.: Hey, did you see that? Porsche 911. Oh, I love those.
Emil Matasareanu: I hate the Germans.
Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.: You're from Romania. That practically makes you a German.
Emil Matasareanu: I'm an American! I like Corvettes and Mostons.
Larry Eugene Phillips Jr.: If you're going for horsepower and good looks, there's nothing wrong with that.

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