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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

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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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28 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Born 2 Die  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,521,486, 2 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,604,054, 11 May 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,489,558
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At one point, Arnold Schwarzenegger was slated to star. See more »

Goofs

During the alley fight scene with the goons and Fait and Su, the stunt double for DMX's back is shown and you can see that the stunt double is of fair complexion (DMX is a medium-dark complexion black man). This occurs several times during that scene. See more »

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Tommy: [sitting in a tank] Freeze Mothafuckaaas!
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Crazy Credits

Archie and Tommy riff on various subjects, including who will star in the movie version of their lives, under the end credits. See more »

Connections

References Romeo Must Die (2000) See more »

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Follow Me Gangster
Written by 50 Cent (as C. Jackson), Lloyd Banks (as C. Lloyd), Tony Yayo (as M. Bernard),
S. Dorsian, K. Frazier, M. Clevoix and V. Montana Jr.
Produced by Kareem "Reemo" Frazier & Steve "Lost Spirit" Dorsian
Performed by 50 Cent & The G-Unit
50 Cent appears courtesy of Shady Records, Inc. / Aftermath Records / Interscope Records
Contains samples from "Look at All the Lonely People"
Performed by True Reflection
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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I'm still wondering how this movie was made
11 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

When will rappers stop fantasizing they are real actors. First it was movies, then video games. What's next, directing?! Clearly, DMX thinks he can do all of that and kick some kung-fu butt in the process. The only problem: he can't act! The best way to describe this movie is that they had an actor who couldn't speak English and the other who couldn't speak correctly, and one couldn't distinguish who you were talking about. Jet Li was almost as awful in this film as DMX, which just proves he should stop teaming up hip-hop casts to try and give him some hip credentials. I'm almost begging him to do another Black Mask movie or Once Upon a Time in China. To sum it up, when Tom Arnold is your most accomplished actor on your docket, maybe you shouldn't make the movie.


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