During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.
Sarah Michelle Gellar,
Seann William Scott
The story of a married silkworm merchant-turned-smuggler in 19th century France traveling to Japan for his town's supply of silkworms after a disease wipes out their African supply. During his stay in Japan, he becomes obsessed with the concubine of a local baron.
The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mickey Rourke initially turned down the role of Ed as he felt the script was weak and wanted to take part in Guy Ritchie's Revolver (2005), which was shooting at the same time. However, he gave in when director Tony Scott re-wrote the part with Rourke specifically in mind. See more »
Alf is supposed to be Afghani, but when he started talking towards the end of the movie he doesn't speak in Afghani/Arabic, he is speaking in Hindi. See more »
Bishop Goon #1:
You want me to shoot 'em in the kneecaps?
Now, you listen to me. Hold on one second. Ask them politely where the money is. If they don't know, just tell them to start digging their own graves.
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The credits for the principal cast are shown by first name only in the closing credits, ending with the real Domino Harvey, followed by an "In Loving Memory" title card for Domino. See more »
An intriguing story that falls way short of the mark due to poor direction.
For the most part my summary basically covers it all. The story had potential to be good and well told. However, instead of the flick being a decent action flick combined with the story of Domino Harvey's life leading up to the job where it all went wrong, the film comes off as a misguided and poorly shot music video that tries it's hardest to annoy the viewer with random uses of video filters edited in, and repetitive looping and almost auto-tuning of narration from the main character. Regardless of it's flaws which really irritated me and made me want to shut the movie off, I sat through it as the potential of the story intrigued me to finish. And based on that I generously give the movie a 4 out of 10. Sit through it at your own risk.
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