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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

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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Odion
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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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Kanteihyôka, 100 karat no kyôki [Japan] 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  »

Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,521,486 (USA) (2 March 2003)

Gross:

$34,604,054 (USA) (11 May 2003)
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Trivia

When filming wrapped up on time and the editing was proceeding at a fast pace, Warner Bros. considered opening the film in late August - a mere three months after it finished shooting. They later opted to release the pic in late Feb the following year. See more »

Goofs

When the auction starts, Sona says that 50 stones are available. The Pakistani buyer wins the first bid with $5.7 million for six stones, leaving 44 stones. Then the Egyptian buyer wins the next bid with $10 million for ten stones, leaving 34 stones. However, Sona then says that "there are 37 stones available". 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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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 »

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References Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Guns & Roses
Written by Heavy D (as Dwight Myers), Jay Z (as Shawn Carter) and John McCrea
Performed by Jay Z featuring Lenny Kravitz
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, L.L.C. and The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Lenny Kravitz appears Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Inc.
Contains samples from "Arco Arena"
Performed by Cake
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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