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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  7 April 2006 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Rabbi (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
Michael Rubenfeld ...
Daniel Kash ...
Bodyguard #1
Dmitry Chepovetsky ...
Bodyguard #2


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 »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky # Slevin  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£1,074,550 (UK) (24 February 2006)


$871,360 (Australia) (17 November 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Lindsey, smith stays in room 1009. This is the same room number the Rolling Stones sing about in their song Shine a light. See more »


When Slevin is first taken to see "The Boss", as he is exiting the building, someone is taking a picture of him. You see his reflection in the lens of the camera. The reflection should have been reversed, but it was not. See more »


[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 »


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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Nice one Bruce. And the rest.
17 July 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Impressively cast, well acted, funny and cleverly written dark comedy that is definitely worth a look. Keeping company with legends such as Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley and Bruce Willis (who has been taking more and more great roles recently), Josh Hartnett takes the lead in the title role and plays it well. Freeman and Kingsley are as ever faultless and brilliant. Willis is fantastic in this kind of role. The dark, understated, non-action-blockbuster, big cast thrillers suit him well. Keep it up Bruce. To top off this top-notcher, Lucy Lui is looking gorgeous in her role as the love interest. I look forward to watching more films by Paul McGuigan, a director I'd previously been unaware of. Rent it as soon as you can.

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