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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.

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Andrzej Bartkowiak

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

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USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Korean

Release Date:

28 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Jet Li's character only fights with one hand for a majority of the film. See more »

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Fait: You read Chinese?
Archie: No, but I know "cop" in every language.
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Fire Fight
Written and Produced by John Frizzell
Additional Production and Remix by Chris Vrenna
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It's an average action movie with lots of action and violent fights
23 June 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a buddy movie action film . The stars are Jet Li and DMX which unite forces to vanquish an evil and ominous person : Mark Dacascos who wants some precious stones with the aim to make as weapons . The villain abducts his daughter and the starring has to rescue her.

In the movie there is action , tongue-in-cheek , struggles of Kung Fu style , pursuits , comedy and packs a lot of bemusement . Jet Li likeness his contender Mark Dacascos fight of incredible manners . Jet Li's role only fights with one hand for the majority of the movie . The final showdown is overwhelming and breathtaking . Performance is middling but it's an action film where important are the quarrels and the pursuits . Support cast is pretty good such as Kelly Hu , Gabrielle Unión , Paige Hurd , and Paolo Seganti . Tom Arnold and Anthony Anderson interpret a humorous and first-rate couple . Not only is this the 2nd film to star DMX, Jet Li, and Anthony Anderson together , it is the first film where all three of them share screen time with each other . All three of them starred in Romeo Must Die . At one point, Aaliyah was set to star in the film until her untimely death in 2001. And even Arnold Schwarzenegger was slated to star . It contains a colorful and evocative cinematography by Daryn Okada. As well as a thrilling and stirring musical score by John Frizzell. The motion picture was regular but professionally directed by Andrzej Bartowiak . Rating : 6 , mediocre but entertaining . Acceptable and passable


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