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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.

Director:

Wayne Beach

Writers:

Wayne Beach (screenplay), Wayne Beach (story) | 1 more credit »

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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 Falsetti ... Delucca
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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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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Filmed in 2003. See more »

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Ford Cole: You know what I'm smellin'? Smell it, Chet? As a D.A. you become a connoisseur of it because you smell it every waking hour of the day. Not just bullshit. Every kind you can imagine. Cow shit, pig shit, chicken shit. And I'm smelling a sampler platter.
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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Goodie Girl
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Performed by Kina
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Surprisingly good!
3 January 2008 | by lthomas-29See all my reviews

I rented this on New Year's Eve to counter the boredom of Bowl games, and found the movie to be surprisingly good. There was a compelling and believable storyline (think of "Body Heat" set in a contemporary northeastern city instead of lazy Miami), it was well acted and a real thriller. I especially liked LL Cool J's performance, and Liotta was believable as the White urban politico. I also liked that the movie didn't shy away from comments (however simplistic) about race. Mekhi Pfifer was useful in his role and Taye Diggs was hilarious with his usual witty and sarcastic commentary. The female lead, Blalock also gives a believable performance as damsel in distress. The Desk Sgt. Drown character was quite funny. Comparable (but better) films would include "Double Indemnity" or The "Postman Always Rings Twice". This was a good yarn, well worth the 3 bucks I spent to rent it.


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