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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:
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 USA:

$103,238, 23 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$370,627, 20 August 2006
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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 »


Features Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »


I'll Plant My Own Tree
Written by André Previn and Dory Previn
Published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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predictable, violent and ridiculous
24 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This was the worst movie I have seen in a long time. It was pointless, pretentious and did not make much sense. It contained sex scenes that were more graphic than you'd expect with such a cast. The sex (including a full view of a penis with condom)leads me to consider it a mix of porn and B-movie. What Mirren and Gooding were doing in this half baked movie I don't know, they probably needed the cash but this performance stains their fame as serious actors. Gratuitous violence; gratuitous nudity; a preference for naked jiggly butts. A cornucopia of stereotypes -bad guys without nuances; the obviousness of redemption through motherhood; all amounting to a series of boring and predictable scenes. The only saving grace was Macy Gray's wacko character but she disappeared too soon. Cuba Gooding is expressionless in lieu of looking tough (he probably hated the film and barely acted). Helen Mirren attempts to portray an amoral American killer and fails ,she should stick to the British tight-ass female characters she portrays best. Finally I found Vanessa Ferlito's looks quite creepy - she seems to have been a victim of Michael Jackson's surgeon -check the nostril reduction/lips engorgement weirdness in the scene when she talks to Macy Gray on the phone!) All and all a movie to watch for laughs...

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