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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

 -  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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Born 2 the life. True 2 the code. Bad 2 the bone. See more »


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

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$158,897 (Brazil) (25 July 2003)
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The casting of Mark Dacascos was the result of a poll on Jet Li's website where fans were asked who they would like to see him fight next. See more »

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During the planning scene when Fait is giving out assignments he calls Daria "Gabrielle." She is played by Gabrielle Union. 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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References Romeo Must Die (2000) See more »

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Good For What Its Worth
11 March 2004 | by (Orangeville, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect a spectacular film, just something that would keep me entertained for the majority of it. I got just that. Jet Li's fight scenes were worth my while and quite well done. The addition of Mark D. was a nice addition, he is a great opponnet for Li. I just wish they had more screen time together. The biggest weak spot to this film was DMX. He is not even close to a good actor, and he can't do entertaining fight scenes, and is very weak when emotional scenes are being done (ie. with his daughter here). This film could have been much better if there had been some other angle than a kidnapped daughter. Overall I think this movie while not excellant, was pretty good. Fans of Jet Li might like it, if you can stand most of his other U.S. films, than this will be more of the same.

8/10


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