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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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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$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

In the scene right after Fait was arrested and sitting on the bumper of the ambulance and the truck pulls up with the trailer pulling the four wheelers and dirt bikes, you see the guys getting out of the truck right away and you can see that the four wheeler in the back and the 2 dirt bikes are strapped down, but the front four wheeler is not strapped down. See more »

Quotes

Fait: How many times do I have to tell you people! I'm a businessman, make me an offer!
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Forget Thinking and the Viewer May Have a Good Time With This Action Movie
2 August 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a well succeeded heist of many jewels, including some black diamonds, Fait (DMX) is chased by special Taiwan agent Su (Jet Li) and by the Taiwan criminal Ling (Marl Dacascos). They both wants the black diamonds back, having opposite intentions. Meanwhile, the stones are stolen from Fait by the Afro-American criminal Jump Chambers (Chi McBride). Ling kidnaps Fait's nine years old daughter Vanessa trying to exchange the diamonds for her. Fait and Su join forces to fight against both gangs. This movie is one of those which the viewer shall not think about the flaws in the story. The attractions are the action scenes, with explosions, fights, car chases etc. The problem is the humor is missing in this film: Jet Li is not funny like, for example, Jackie Chan and the same happens with DMX, when comparing for example, with Chris Rock. Therefore, the movie becomes `too serious' for its proposal. In `Cradle 2 The Grave', Tom Arnold is the funniest character. `Lethal Weapon' and `Rush Hour' are good example of successful action movies. Anyway, fans of this genre will probably like this film. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Contra o Tempo' (‘Against the Time')


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