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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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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

The M1A1 offered for sale is reported to have reactive armour and a 90mm cannon. The M1A1 clearly hasn't got the reactive armour skirts on it (Reactive armour are a series of raised explosive plates added to the outside of the tank) and they have always come with a 105mm cannon on the M1, later models having a 120mm cannon, A 90mm cannon would have been impossible to come by having been phased out by the appearance of the M1A1. See more »

Quotes

Fait: What's your name anyway?
Su: I am Su.
Fait: Yeah, and I'm Sally.
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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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Features The Drew Carey Show (1995) 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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Good For What Its Worth

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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