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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

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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 ...
Scott Gibson ...
Bodyguard #1
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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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


$27,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,074,550 (United Kingdom), 26 February 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,031,921, 9 April 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$22,494,487, 16 July 2006
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Released as "The Wrong Man" in Australia. See more »


When Max and his son are in the car discussing their cover story, Henry mentions that one of the players was Jesse Gonder. This flashback takes place in 1979, but Gonder played his last MLB game in 1967. See more »


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Nice one Bruce. And the rest.
17 July 2006 | by 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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