A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family's deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he's visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn't know where his pal, who lives there, is. The neighbor is chatty; she's a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching. Written by
On promotional material for the film, Ben Kingsley's credit included his knighthood. At first, the actor was singled out for some criticism as such things are usually omitted from professional credits. It transpired that this was a mistake by a studio executive, who was unfamiliar with the British honours system. See more »
When Max and his son are in the car discussing their cover story, they mention that Tony Taylor was the second baseman for the Phillies. In 1979, Taylor did not play for the Phillies any longer. Manny Trillo was the everyday second baseman. See more »
"After Laughter (Comes Tears)"
Written by Johnnie Frierson and Wendy Rene (as Mary Frierson)
Performed by Wendy Rene
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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'Lucky Number Slevin' has to be one of the most interesting, witty action thrillers i saw lately. It has amazing twists, i didn't even count how many there are but i can tell you there are numerous! I almost loved everything in this movie, it has clever story, humor, great acting and everything else it takes to make a good modern Hollywood movie. They really brought a star cast for to be in this movie, from Josh Harnett to Bruce Willis everybody did a good acting job and you just cant have any complains there. Story can make you ask few questions here and there cause its kind of complicated but everything is so nicely explained in the end, and everything just fits into its place wonderfully. I seriously never expected as good ending as i got from this movie, when facts and answers come rolling in you just start appreciate this movie more and more and thats maybe the main reason i gave it such a high rating.
If you're in for some good 100 minutes fun, then go see 'Lucky Number Slevin' as soon as possible, cause you're gonna love it !
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