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Slow Burn (2005)

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A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

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Wayne Beach

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Ford Cole
LL Cool J ... Luther Pinks (as James Todd Smith)
Mekhi Phifer ... Isaac Duperde
Jolene Blalock ... Nora Timmer
Guy Torry ... Chet Price
Taye Diggs ... Jeffrey Sykes
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ty Trippin
Bruce McGill ... Godfrey
Frank Schorpion ... Maybank
Donny Quinn ... Delucca (as Donny Falsetti)
Barbara Alexander Barbara Alexander ... Pratt
Joe Grifasi ... Desk Sgt. Drown
Richard Jutras ... Leland Neff
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Felix Lang
Fisher Stevens ... Alan Turlock
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Storyline

District attorney Ford Cole is running for mayor, promising to capture the city's elusive crime boss, Danny Ludin. On the night of a gas link in the inner city, his interview with a national reporter is interrupted by word that his best prosecutor, Nora Timmer, who's also his lover, has killed a man she claims was assaulting her. A few minutes later, a man shows up at Cole's office claiming it was murder, implicating Nora in complicated schemes and crimes. Cole wants a few hours to get to the bottom of a mess that quickly includes land deals, shell corporations, and political corruption. Who's setting up whom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Tonight... Believe No One. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doppia ipotesi per un delitto See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$778,123, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$1,237,615
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 2003. See more »

Quotes

Ford Cole: You reach a point in your life where you realize that greatness isn't gonna happen. So you settle for survival.
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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Throwback to the Mid 90's Intrigue Films
14 April 2007 | by Chev_CheliosSee all my reviews

I remember growing up on films such as The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Fugitive, films with enough plot twists and turns to keep things fresh and interesting. I was more than pleasantly surprised to see excellent performances from an otherwise pieced-together cast of Ray Liotta, Taye Diggs, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and of course Jolene Blalock. I enjoyed every minute of this film whose score and choice of background, and especially credit, music made it all that much more memorable.

Personally, I love films in, around, or about the city. Without giving anything away, Slow Burn deals with corruption and a little gang-related mystery; all the while providing that sense of empathy for Liotta's character that seems all too absent in modern films today.

No, this film is not for everyone, but if you can remember what it was like to be genuinely stringed along and interested in what happens at every twist and turn of those 90's film plots, then you should find yourself feeling that you got you're 9.50's worth on a Friday night.


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