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Shadowboxer (2005)

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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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) (23 July 2006)

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$370,627 (USA) (20 August 2006)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character has 37 lines in the entire film. See more »

Goofs

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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[after shooting two people]
Clayton: Eddie, what'd I tell you about talking when I'm fucking, huh?
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In Memory of My Uncle Reggie (1942-2005) See more »

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Referenced in Howard Stern on Demand: Cuba Gooding Jr. (2006) See more »

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Don't Worry About It
Performed by N.E.R.D.
Written by Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)/Waters of Nazareth Publishing (BMI)/Raynchaser Music (BMI)/Careers BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Star Trax
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Doesn't Live Up To Its Potential
12 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I'm agreeing with the other review but Cuba's role did erase snow dogs from my memory. He was phenomenal.

Thats about the only nice thing I can say about this film. It has a number of problems and I suspect Mr. Daniels would not like to hear any of them, the two worst:

1. All shock and no substance. Sex and violence are fine, when they are part of the story. I'm sure Lee thinks they are part of the story, but the film would have been 1000 times better if it were a bit more subtle. This is a difficult point to grasp. I wasn't offended or anything, I just think it looks like he is using this as a crutch instead of art. It comes across as trying to hard to be edgy. It basically loses its impact.

2. Boring Story. So ridiculously predictable. Its really a shame given the great acting and interesting characters. Total fizzle at the end though.

3. Doesn't live up to its potential. Well cast, great acting, beautiful cinematography, but somehow all the pieces just don't fit.


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