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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

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Ordell Robbie (as Yasiin Bey)
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Marshall Taylor
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Richard Monk
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Frank Dawson
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Tyra Taylor
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Bo Dawson
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Ray
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Officer Kenny
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Pamela Taylor
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Shelly Taylor
Jill Abramovitz ...
Jan
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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.

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based on novel

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Right target. Wrong woman.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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29 August 2014 (Bahamas)  »

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The Switch  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$131,422 (USA) (29 August 2014)

Gross:

$202,825 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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"Wanna fuck?" Melanie says same thing to Louis in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »

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When Marshall goes into the bedroom with the drinks, he is hit on the right side of his head. The resulting wound is on the left side. See more »

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References Sanford and Son: Fred's Treasure Garden (1974) See more »

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Hearts on Ice
Written by Jordan Galland
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Produced by Charlie Klarsfeld
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An excellent low-key thriller
8 September 2014 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

In Life of Crime, unlike many crime thrillers, the focus is on the characters rather than on achievement of maximum possible violence. All of the major characters have their stories and some of them seem to learn from their foolish and sometimes implausible actions. To me, it's refreshing to watch a crime movie in which things continually go wrong as the limitations of the characters are revealed. There's violence, a natural accompaniment to crime, but it's normal violence, not extreme and glamorous solutions to problems of psychotics. And people respond to it in ways that are sometimes smart and sometimes stupid. This is a genre movie that's far better than most.


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