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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  28 February 2003 (USA)
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A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

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Storyline

When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war. Written by PhatBleek

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Mortal enemies make dangerous friends. See more »


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Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Born 2 Die  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,521,486 (USA) (28 February 2003)

Gross:

$158,897 (Brazil) (25 July 2003)
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Trivia

The location of the opening heist is the "Gains International, Ltd Diamond Exchange" - a reference to executive producer Herb Gains. See more »

Goofs

When Fait jumps through the window of the building he rode into with the blue ATV, he has to clear a low wall to go through the window. You can see him ride up a ramp to get through the window, but there is no ramp there. It was edited out but it is still obvious that he goes off a ramp. See more »

Quotes

Fight Announcer: Put me down now, or I'll kick your ass, Bruce!
Su: I'm *not* Bruce.
[throws the short man through the air]
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Go to Sleep
Written by Eminem (as M. Mathers), DMX (as E. Simmons), Obie Trice (as O. Trice),
S. King and Luis Resto (as L. Resto)
Performed by Eminem featuring DMX & Obie Trice
Produced by Eminem
Eminem appears Courtesy of Aftermath Records / Interscope Records
DMX appears Courtesy of Ruff Ryders / Def Jam Records
Obie Trice appears Courtesy of Shady Records / Aftermath Records / Interscope Records
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A reasonably workable action picture is undermined by the inclusion of a stupid little girl and a dedicated daddy motive by DMX.
18 August 2003 | by (Colorado Springs) – See all my reviews

What could have been a reasonably acceptable action vehicle for Jet Li became completely annoying thanks to the obligatory (and ridiculously lame) inclusion of what I'd call Hollywood's fascination with "family values" and "kiddie cuteness". An R-rated action picture is no place for cutesy, resourceful brats and there's nothing more bland than an action hero straddled with a family or family members in peril. It all reeks with middle-class political correctness and made the DMX character an unnecessary annoyance. Real villains would have made short work of the kid's ears and gotten a little cooperation from that rapper a lot sooner. This one's pathetically wimpy, even with Jet versus the ultimate fighting boys; not having any gratuitous nudity is unforgivable also, especially when you set the audience up for some!


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