15 Minutes script
15 Minutes (2001)
Synopsis: 15 Minutes is a 2001 American action crime thriller film starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Its story revolves around a homicide detective (De Niro) and a fire marshal (Burns) who team up to stop a pair of Eastern European murderers (Karel Roden and Oleg Taktarov) who are videotaping their crimes in order to become rich and famous. The title is a reference to the Andy Warhol quotation, "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."


Jesus Christ.

PAULIE, the owner, walks up.


Speakin' of bad habits, everybody okay?


Another martini.


Coffee for me, I gotta slow down.


Vodka tonic.


(rethinks it)

Maybe you could just put in a shot of


Paulie takes the drinks off the table and an empty bottle of



(of Eddie's story)

It was freaky, I'll tell you. Stupid



What's the kid gonna say - sorry?

Meanwhile I'm not here anymore.

Like last week - we were at the morgue

and this guy was all chopped up - spleen

here - liver there - his heart in a pan.

Six hours ago this guy was walkin' his

dog or buyin' a quart of milk. Who

knows? But some kid's robbed him for $3

or some shit and shot him and now you

can't tell if he's a piece of beef or a

human being and I'm thinkin' that's me.

Sooner or later. That's me.


Sooner or later that's everybody.


Not chopped up. Not chopped up like

that. I mean, what do I got left?

Coupla articles. A medal or two.

Plaque here and there and in a coupla

years no one remembers me anymore.


I think you're getting a little moody

there, Eddie.


I'm not moody.

Hawkins and Leon share a look.


Isn't he a little moody?


Of course he's moody. He thinks he's in



In love? With who?

Paulie delivers the drinks and sets some cigars on the table.

Takes a seat next to Eddie. Eddie asks Hawkins.

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John Herzfeld

John Herzfeld is an American film and television director, screenwriter, actor and producer. His feature film directing credits include Two of a Kind, 2 Days in the Valley, 15 Minutes and The Death and Life of Bobby Z. more…

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