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Domino (2005)

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A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Director:

Tony Scott

Writers:

Richard Kelly (screenplay), Richard Kelly (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keira Knightley ... Domino Harvey
Mickey Rourke ... Ed Moseby
Edgar Ramírez ... Choco (as Edgar Ramirez)
Delroy Lindo ... Claremont Williams
Mo'Nique ... Lateesha Rodriguez
Mena Suvari ... Kimmie
Macy Gray ... Lashandra Davis
Jacqueline Bisset ... Sophie Wynn
Dabney Coleman ... Drake Bishop
Brian Austin Green ... Brian Austin Green
Ian Ziering ... Ian Ziering
Stanley Kamel ... Anthony Cigliutti
Peter Jacobson ... Burke Beckett
T.K. Carter ... Lester Kincaid
Kel O'Neill ... Frances
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Storyline

The daughter of an actor father and a social-climber mother, Domino Harvey, bored with her life, decides to join the team of Ed Moseby and becomes a bounty hunter. But she gets in trouble when the Mafia's money is stolen from an armored truck, while Moseby and his crew are participating in a reality show produced by Mark Heiss. The situation gets out of control when the sons of a rival mobster are kidnapped while the FBI is monitoring two gangs of mobsters. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Heads You Live... Tails You Die. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Домино See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,675,000, 16 October 2005

Gross USA:

$10,169,202

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,984,628
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During production the film was given the good-natured nickname, "Man on Blowtorch" by picture editor Tony Ciccone in homage to the progression of a visual style Tony Scott incorporated on his prior film). See more »

Goofs

The shrunken skulls on the Winnebago that feature prominently in the beginning are missing in later shots leading up to the crash in the desert. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Ed: [Domino, Ed and Choco are about to make a bust] Okay, Domino, you're with me on the side.
[cocks shotgun]
Ed: Choco, you cover the rear.
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Crazy Credits

The credits for the principal cast are shown by first name only in the closing credits, ending with the real Domino Harvey, followed by an "In Loving Memory" title card for Domino. See more »

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Features The Weakest Link (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gambler
Written by Xzibit (as Alvin Joiner), Anthony Hamilton and Bink (as Roosevelt Harrell III)
Performed by Xzibit featuring Anthony Hamilton
Courtesy of Columbia Records / Sony Urban Music
Anthony Hamilton appears courtesy of So So Def Records / Zomba Label Group
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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You'll love it or hate it – it's a stylistic thing
28 June 2006 | by Flagrant-BaronessaSee all my reviews

My name is Domino Harvery. {EDIT *dizzying* CHOP} My--my--my name is Domino Harvey. {CUT, CHOP} My name is Domino Harvey. {EDIT. CUT. Playback}

Never have I seen a director take so much flack for his style before. By now it is evident that most people do not appreciate Tony Scott's choppy, flashy, dizzying editing technique. If I have to choose between loving it and hating it, I'd say I love it. It was borderline distracting at times, but the end result was pretty good and it's nice to see a director with a creative edge to his style and some originality (even if it borrows heavily from MTV videos).

This stylistic edge manifests itself as Keira Knightley plays the role of cocky badass bounty hunter Domino Harvey and even her dialogue seems strangely choppy. Otherwise she plays her poorly because I pretty much hated her character and did not sympathize one bit with her, no matter how much she suffered. We follow Domino through her life as she joins up with fellow bounty hunters Mickey Rourke, Rizwan Abbasi and Edgar Ramirez. The crew become tangled up in the FBI and suddenly has a reality show contract under Christopher Walken's TV production company (what is Christopher Walken doing in every film, by the way?). I guess that is a clever film technique, because now Tony Scott is free to use as much flashy MTV/Reality Show editing footage as he likes. It becomes a pastiche of MTV culture at this point.

It followes then that the story is told at an amazingly rapid-fire pace, with lots of raunchy strong language and gun violence. There are some funny jokes; it's all very modern and surreal at the same time. It's a mess, but it's a rather enjoyable mess. It is ultimately flawed in so many ways (the actors try too hard to make their characters "cool", for one) but it works. I give it a weak 7/10 which may seem generous when compared to the general consensus of movie-goers who graded this film — but I feel it had some good ideas and executed them well.

7 out of 10


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