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A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

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District attorney Ford Cole is running for mayor, promising to capture the city's elusive crime boss, Danny Ludin. On the night of a gas link in the inner city, his interview with a national reporter is interrupted by word that his best prosecutor, Nora Timmer, who's also his lover, has killed a man she claims was assaulting her. A few minutes later, a man shows up at Cole's office claiming it was murder, implicating Nora in complicated schemes and crimes. Cole wants a few hours to get to the bottom of a mess that quickly includes land deals, shell corporations, and political corruption. Who's setting up whom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Tonight... Believe No One. See more »


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Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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13 April 2007 (USA)  »

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Doppia ipotesi per un delitto  »

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Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

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$778,123 (USA) (13 April 2007)

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$1,181,197 (USA) (20 April 2007)
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Filmed in 2003. See more »

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Luther Pinks: She stood there smelling like a tangerine, ripe and ready to be peeled.
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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I Still Feel
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Performed by Martina Topley-Bird, Steve Crittall, Nick Bird, Alex McGowen
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Surprisingly good!
3 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this on New Year's Eve to counter the boredom of Bowl games, and found the movie to be surprisingly good. There was a compelling and believable storyline (think of "Body Heat" set in a contemporary northeastern city instead of lazy Miami), it was well acted and a real thriller. I especially liked LL Cool J's performance, and Liotta was believable as the White urban politico. I also liked that the movie didn't shy away from comments (however simplistic) about race. Mekhi Pfifer was useful in his role and Taye Diggs was hilarious with his usual witty and sarcastic commentary. The female lead, Blalock also gives a believable performance as damsel in distress. The Desk Sgt. Drown character was quite funny. Comparable (but better) films would include "Double Indemnity" or The "Postman Always Rings Twice". This was a good yarn, well worth the 3 bucks I spent to rent it.


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