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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

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A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director:

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers:

John O'Brien (story), John O'Brien (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Su
DMX ... Anthony Fait
Anthony Anderson ... Tommy
Kelly Hu ... Sona
Tom Arnold ... Archie
Mark Dacascos ... Ling
Gabrielle Union ... Daria
Michael Jace ... Odion
Drag-On ... Miles
Paige Hurd ... Vanessa
Paolo Seganti ... Christophe
Richard Trapp Richard Trapp ... Douglas
Ron Yuan ... Laser Tech
Woon Young Park ... Bald Enforcer
Johnny Nguyen ... Ling's Hitman
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Storyline

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 PhatBleek

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Taglines:

Kanteihyôka, 100 karat no kyôki [Japan] See more »


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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Korean

Release Date:

28 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born 2 Die See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,521,486, 2 March 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$34,604,054, 11 May 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,489,558
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally developed as a remake of M (1931). See more »

Goofs

The M1A1 offered for sale is reported to have reactive armour and a 90mm cannon. The M1A1 clearly hasn't got the reactive armour skirts on it (Reactive armour are a series of raised explosive plates added to the outside of the tank) and they have always come with a 105mm cannon on the M1, later models having a 120mm cannon, A 90mm cannon would have been impossible to come by having been phased out by the appearance of the M1A1. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: [sitting in a tank] Freeze Mothafuckaaas!
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Crazy Credits

Archie and Tommy riff on various subjects, including who will star in the movie version of their lives, under the end credits. See more »

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Featured in HBO First Look: Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) See more »

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Off The Hook
Written by D. Carr, S. Campbell and M. Leather
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Forget Thinking and the Viewer May Have a Good Time With This Action Movie
2 August 2004 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

After a well succeeded heist of many jewels, including some black diamonds, Fait (DMX) is chased by special Taiwan agent Su (Jet Li) and by the Taiwan criminal Ling (Marl Dacascos). They both wants the black diamonds back, having opposite intentions. Meanwhile, the stones are stolen from Fait by the Afro-American criminal Jump Chambers (Chi McBride). Ling kidnaps Fait's nine years old daughter Vanessa trying to exchange the diamonds for her. Fait and Su join forces to fight against both gangs. This movie is one of those which the viewer shall not think about the flaws in the story. The attractions are the action scenes, with explosions, fights, car chases etc. The problem is the humor is missing in this film: Jet Li is not funny like, for example, Jackie Chan and the same happens with DMX, when comparing for example, with Chris Rock. Therefore, the movie becomes `too serious' for its proposal. In `Cradle 2 The Grave', Tom Arnold is the funniest character. `Lethal Weapon' and `Rush Hour' are good example of successful action movies. Anyway, fans of this genre will probably like this film. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): `Contra o Tempo' (‘Against the Time')


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