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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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Mikey's Father
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Mikey's Mother (as Marvina Vinque)
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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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$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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Dr. Don: Always an adventure with Rose.
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Performed by Macy Gray (with special thanks from Lee Daniels)
Written by Macy Gray, Mike Elizondo & Keefus Ciancia
Published by Zomba Songs Inc. o/b/o itself and Happy Mel Boppy's Cocktail Lounge & Music (BMI),
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All rights on behalf of Elvis Mambo Music and Blotter Music administered by Music of Windswept and Raven Violet Music (BMI)
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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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