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Shadowboxer (2005)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Clayton Mayfield
Tom Pasch ...
Ryan Eric Speise ...
Anthony - Age 3
Cullen Flynn Clancy ...
Anthony - age 7 (as Cullen Clancy)
Real Estate Agent
Darnell Williams ...
Mikey's Father
Marvina Vinique ...
Mikey's Mother (as Marvina Vinque)
John Panzarella ...
Man in Hotel (as Johnny Panzarella)


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

14 July 2006 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Contract  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$370,627 (USA) (18 August 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Biehn was offered a role in the movie, but turned it down. See more »


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 »


Dr. Don: Always an adventure with Rose.
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Crazy Credits

In Memory of My Uncle Reggie (1942-2005) See more »


Features Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »


Goldberg Variations: Aria
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Mario Grigorov (uncredited)
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6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Movie has its flaws like the blonde wig that lasts for years and then disappears without comment but I have to admit that generally the movie was well crafted. It moves at a clip that supports its gory and odd characters. Some of the pairings are fabulous .. are there really people walking among us that are like that? I prefer to believe they only exist in screenwriters minds. Mirren is her usual superb self and Gooding shows he really can act. The question is were they in love or was he simply controlled by her. I did not look forward to a nude scene with a woman her age but it was handled extremely well. Also the music choices were excellent. I haven't seen any comments about that aspect of the film.

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