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Shadowboxer (2005)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 July 2006 (Italy)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Vicki
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Neisha
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Precious
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Clayton Mayfield
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Eddie
Tom Pasch ...
Andrew
Ryan Eric Speise ...
Anthony - Age 3
Cullen Flynn Clancy ...
Anthony - age 7 (as Cullen Clancy)
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Real Estate Agent
Darnell Williams ...
Mikey's Father
Marvina Vinique ...
Mikey's Mother (as Marvina Vinque)
John Panzarella ...
Man in Hotel (as Johnny Panzarella)
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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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Just after Macy Gray's character talks to Dorff's character outside his mansion, she gets in the car and shuts the door. In the next shot, she shuts the car door again, despite it already being closed. See more »

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Rose: [to Vicki] Feeling protected is very seductive.
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Cleverly Weird!
5 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must say that this film is extremely weird. The acting by Cuba Gooding Jr. is not surprising. He always lives up to the roles of the character in most of his movies. He was good. The producer used great colors and slow still images in all right scenes.(especially the love scenes). From start to finish this film is somewhat mysterious. It sticks with you after the ending credits are rolling. You would have to watch it and pay close attention to the dialogue to understand what is really happening. It's not an action movie(although there are scenes of violence), and the only thing that grabs your attention is how the movie actually ends. After seeing how it ends, i must say that the ending was very predictable(thats not to say that the ending was horrible, it was great). If you are into mystery movies you would want to pick this one up, but don't expect anything major. There should be a sequel!


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