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15 Minutes (2001) DVD

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15 Minutes (2001) Director:  John Herzfeld Writer:  John Herzfeld Stars:  Robert De Niro, Edward Burns, Kelsey Grammer    The morbid thriller "15 Minutes" begins with a lurid series of crimes involving murder and arson. Investigating the crimes is Detective Eddie Flemming (Robert De Niro), who manages to have every one of his busts splashed with media spotlight. A particularly gruesome case of arson pulls Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw (Edward Burns) into Flemming's orbit, though he's too decent and naïve to operate like Flemming. With the aid of the superb cinematographer Jean Yves Escoffier, the director John Herzfeld come up with a picture that has a crowd-stopping impact. "15 Minutes" is fleet-footed, merciless entertainment. But the mixture of laughs, bathos and brutality is a big turnoff.    Here is the link to the film at the Internet Movie database: