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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Domino Harvey
... Ed Moseby
... Choco (as Edgar Ramirez)
... Claremont Williams
... Lateesha Rodriguez
... Kimmie
... Lashandra Davis
... Sophie Wynn
... Drake Bishop
... Brian Austin Green
... Ian Ziering
... Anthony Cigliutti
... Burke Beckett
... Lester Kincaid
... 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

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I Am a Bounty Hunter See more »


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

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14 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Домино  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,670,120, 16 October 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,169,202, 6 December 2005

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,405,441, 18 June 2006
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During filming of the scene where Domino is firing two machine guns, one of the blank shells, which were hot, hit Keira Knightley on the neck, and stuck, giving her second-degree burns. See more »

Goofs

When Choco and Ed are arguing in the hotel room, Choco cocks his revolver twice without uncocking in-between, but this is more likely to be a repetition of the first cocking, which is frequently done throughout the film, repeating lines and actions after they have occurred. See more »

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Domino Harvey: [V.O] If you think America is dirtbag central, clearly you've never been to the skeeze nation of our queen mother.
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The film opens with a title card reading "This is based on a true story" followed by one that reads "Sort of." See more »

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References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »

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Cold Cold Ground
Written by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan
Performed by Tom Waits
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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You'll love it or hate it – it's a stylistic thing
28 June 2006 | by See 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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