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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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Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number. See more »


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

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7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky # Slevin  »

Box Office

Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,074,550 (UK) (24 February 2006)

Gross:

$22,494,487 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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Trivia

Lucy Liu said in a "Making of" featurette, that she had more fun making this movie than any of her other movies. See more »

Goofs

During the scene when Lindsey tells Slevin she is a coroner. Slevin calls Lindsey a "weirdo", but the English subtitles have the spelling incorrectly showing as "wierdo". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Soldier: He's clean.
Benny Begin: So, why are you here? Hm?
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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
Published by Irving Music, Inc. o/b/o East Memphis Music Corp.
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Why people don't like this movie is beyond me...
28 April 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The subject says it all...

This is a good, fast paced thriller... It would have been a really good thriller if it were not for the graphic scenes at the start of the movie, but once you get through that and a little bit of the confusion, this movie picks up very well...

I don't want to mention any thing about the story, I think there is enough mentioned already at the plot summary and that's all you need to know.

But trust me, do not believe people that say this is a bad movie... it is better than the many garbage movies that come out nowadays.. the acting and suspense is solid across the board. Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Ben Kingsley are good, but the trump has to be Josh Harnett. He was good.

Like I said, the only bad point of this movie are the graphic scenes at the start.. If you approach this movie looking for entertainment, you will enjoy it.


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