When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war.Written by
Gabrielle Union was caught by surprise when the producers sprang a half-clothed lapdance scene on her which wasn't in the original script. She did the scene, but, being a devout Catholic, she went to confession afterwards. See more »
During Daria's lap dance, her bra reappears on her body during a closeup. See more »
[after beating one of the thugs holding his daughter hostage]
Wrong kid! *Definitely* the wrong father!
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Archie and Tommy riff on various subjects, including who will star in the movie version of their lives, under the end credits. See more »
Written by Joe Budden and White Boy
Performed by Joe Budden
Courtesy of On Top Entertainment / The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
A reasonably workable action picture is undermined by the inclusion of a stupid little girl and a dedicated daddy motive by DMX.
What could have been a reasonably acceptable action vehicle for Jet Li became completely annoying thanks to the obligatory (and ridiculously lame) inclusion of what I'd call Hollywood's fascination with "family values" and "kiddie cuteness". An R-rated action picture is no place for cutesy, resourceful brats and there's nothing more bland than an action hero straddled with a family or family members in peril. It all reeks with middle-class political correctness and made the DMX character an unnecessary annoyance. Real villains would have made short work of the kid's ears and gotten a little cooperation from that rapper a lot sooner. This one's pathetically wimpy, even with Jet versus the ultimate fighting boys; not having any gratuitous nudity is unforgivable also, especially when you set the audience up for some!
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