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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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.

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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7 April 2006 (USA)  »

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$27,000,000 (estimated)

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£1,074,550 (UK) (24 February 2006)

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$22,494,487 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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At one point Hartnett's character says, "the only real Bond is Timothy Dalton." Hartnett would later go on to star with Dalton in the television series Penny Dreadful (2014). See more »

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During one scene, Slevin tells Lindsey that he has "ataraxia", a condition he describes as "freedom from worry," but the English subtitles have the word showing as "anorexia," an eating disorder.. See more »

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[first lines]
Soldier: He's clean.
Benny Begin: So, why are you here? Hm?
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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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Kansas City Shuffle
Written by J. Ralph
Performed by The Rumor Mill
Published by Tubby and the Spaniard Music Publishing
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witty, fast fasted, stylishly interesting
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've never been motivated to leave a review here based on reading others, but the slamming of LNS is beyond accepting. The movie has a style that may, if fact, be borrowed from many other sources, but when it's on the screen, it feels complete as its' own. While the connections are not as surprising as some may say, they are certainly not spelled out for the viewer.

The dialog is a bit kitchy, but there in lies the movies' charm. Reviewers stuck on the believability factor of such dialog seem to be limiting themselves to one cine-style that we'd be limiting ourselves to only 5% (I'm making up that number) of accessible films.

LNS is a fun thinking mans' thriller that is witty, fast fasted, stylishly interesting and ENTERTAINING!!! That's what I want out of a movie, entertainment.... for those who are looking for reality, read the papers, watch CNN, take a walk in somebody else's' neighborhood. For those who like slick mysteries with interesting dialog rent or buy Lucky Number Sleven


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