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When an assassin is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she decides to carry out one final killing, assisted by her lover and stepson, Mikey.

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Mikey and Rose are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant girlfriend. Instead, she delivers her baby and convinces Mikey to help her protect them both. As Rose weakens from cancer, Mikey becomes breadwinner for this unusual family. But tranquility will not last. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Feeling Protected Is Very Seductive


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Rated R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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14 July 2006 (Italy)  »

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$103,238 (USA) (21 July 2006)

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$370,627 (USA) (18 August 2006)
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For the scene where Stephen Dorff's character has sex with the stripper and at the end the actor does full frontal nudity, Lee Daniels shot the moment with several stages of erection, knowing the MPAA would veto the fully erect shot, and like that getting away with the one he really wanted, the semi-erect shot. See more »

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When Dr. Don examines the bodyguard, the bullet hole is straight down through his foot. However, that would be impossible from the distance Clayton shot him. See more »

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Mikey: I'd like to buy the crazy-ass bitch a drink.
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In Memory of My Uncle Reggie (1942-2005) See more »

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Pardon My Freedom
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Breaks some rules alright
8 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

As another reviewer stated, this movie does break rules. But is that enough? And through all the rule-breaking, there still is a core/central storyline that does seem familiar, to say the least. OK so some people will/might be offended by the sexual nature of the movie and or maybe by the violence. Although the latter isn't quite as brutal as some other movie efforts, you might have seen. Why is this special then compared to those movies? The cast plays into that. Who would've imagined, Cuba Gooding Jr., Stephen Dorff and Helen Mirren (although only the latter is a real surprise here). A nice little movie, but apart from the obvious scenes that try to provoke a reaction (especially in America and the moral standards, that are implied by some), this isn't really a movie that I would call a classic! I thought it was OK, but it won't shake up your world ...


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