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15 Minutes (2001)

Last Updated: June 2023

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro) and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns), the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story."

Hair Salon, Madison Avenue (btw East 66th Street and 67th Street) Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The scenes with Ed Burns and Robert De Niro running down Madison Avenue were shot on a Sunday in July 1999 in 106 degree heat. The chase scene required closing the avenue for six blocks from 60th to 66th Street.

Madison Avenue (btw East 66th Street and 63rd Street) Manhattan.


East 62nd Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: Charlize Theron appeared for free, as a "thank you" to John Herzfeld for giving her the breakthrough role in 2 Days in the Valley (1996).

Amaranth Restaurant, 21 East 62nd Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan.


Battery Park, Manhattan.



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