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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 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$103,238, 23 July 2006, Limited Release

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$370,627, 20 August 2006
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In this film, Mo'Nique plays a character called 'Precious. In the film Precious (2009), based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, Mo'Nique played the mother of the main character, whose name was also 'Precious'. Coincidentally, both films were directed by Lee Daniels. 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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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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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Getting Out of Here
Written and Performed by Ronit Kirchman
Courtesy of Wild River Music
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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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