In the Shadows (2001)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  24 June 2002 (USA)
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A hit man, sent to kill a veteran Hollywood stuntman, falls in love with the target's daughter and decides to become a stunt-man himself.



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Jimmy Pierazzi (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
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Vito (as Antoni Cornacchione)
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When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach him to do stunts. While waiting for the word to kill this mentor, Eric discovers the joy of stunt work and of being part of a family. Meanwhile, several people are looking for the dead man's briefcase of money and a cloth bag of illegal drugs that he stole from an undercover FBI agent now desperate to get the borrowed drugs back to the bureau. The stunt coordinator says that 'we dance in the shadows of death.' Can Eric step out into the sun? Written by <>

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Hitman. Stuntman. Dead man.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

24 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adrenalini  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Written by Omar Gooding, Todd Bullock, Luwaun Butler
Performed by Omar Gooding and Legion
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There are shadows lying deep in the hearts of all men
23 March 2002 | by (The Dark Side of the Moon) – See all my reviews

On the whole, I thought "In the Shadows" wasn't all that bad. There were times when the dramatics were a little overdone and the short part that Cuba played as a bad-ass international drug smuggler was really NOT believable. Poor casting there folks.

James Caan, on the other hand, was quite easy to see as an aging stunt guru. I have always liked watching Caan in a cool, collected, everyday-guy-in-extrordinary-circumstances type of role. He truly shone in this film.

Joey Lauren Adams was the one predictable dissapointment. C'mon, a Pediatric Oncologist? Not with her language skills.

Overall, I felt it to be a good story. I can't figgure out why everybody else has panned it in their ratings. Sure it's not blockbusting break the bank material....but it was better than the 4.3/10 the rest of you folks gave it.

My call: 7/10

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