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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

 -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  7 April 2006 (USA)
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A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

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In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family's deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he's visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn't know where his pal, who lives there, is. The neighbor is chatty; she's a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number.


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

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Opening Weekend:

$382,650 (Australia) (10 November 2006)

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$871,360 (Australia) (17 November 2006)
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On promotional material for the film, Ben Kingsley's credit included his knighthood. At first, the actor was singled out for some criticism as such things are usually omitted from professional credits. It transpired that this was a mistake by a studio executive, who was unfamiliar with the British honours system. See more »

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While playing chess with The Boss, Mr Goodkat makes a move using the chess piece with his right hand. In the immediate close up though you see how he moves his left arm. See more »

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An exeptionally great movie, which is sadly not always recognized as such.
4 February 2014 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Lucky Number Slevin is definitely one of my favorite movies. It just has it all.

Though I am not really familiar with the work of Paul McGuichan, he really impressed me with this movie. Besides all the mystery, excitement, bloodshed and action, there is also time for romance and subtle humor.

The acting in the movie is superb. A mysterious Josh Hartnett and a playful and sexy Lucy Liu both demonstrate truly powerful acting performances which pull you into the movie and never let you go. Take those two for the leading roles, and complete the cast with celebrated actors like Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci and Ben Kingsley, and you have all the acting talent needed to make a truly great movie.

Lucky Number Slevin is an amazingly intelligent movie that really keeps you guessing until it reaches its final parts. I have to say that it became a little confusing at some point, but when the movie evolves further, everything becomes perfectly clear. What a plot twist this movie has. Truly amazing.

I highly recommend Lucky Number Slevin to everyone. You will most definitely not regret seeing it.


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