Lucky Number Slevin (2006) Poster


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According to the DVD commentary with Josh Hartnett and Lucy Liu, Lindsey's reaction when she walks in on Slevin with his towel open is real. The scene was scripted but Josh Hartnett actually flashed Lucy Liu without telling her prior.
Josh Hartnett (Slevin) lived with writer Jason Smilovic and his girlfriend in New York while the script was being written. Smilovic said that he thought of having Slevin wear a towel a lot of the time because he saw Hartnett in one so often. More so it added a vulnerable quality to Slevin.
When Lindsay and Slevin are discussing James Bond actors, they refer to Sean Connery as "Scotland Forever". In real life, Sean Connery has a Scotland Forever tattoo.
Lucy Liu said in a making of feature that she had more fun making this movie than any of her other movies.
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.
According to Lindsey, smith stays in room 1009. This is the same room number the Rolling Stones sing about in their song Shine a light.

Director Cameo 

Paul McGuigan:  The hand X-ray in the coroner's office is the director's hand.


The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

In the end, the pseudonym alias of Slevin; "Kelevra" which is Hebrew for 'bad dog' ties with Bruce Willis's character, Smith/Mr. Goodkat.
In the audio commentary, 'Josh Hartnett' expressed interested in doing a sequel with 'Lucy Liu'.
An alternate scene was filmed in which Slevin kills Lindsey but was considered too dark.
It is the second movie in which Ben Kingsley is taped to a chair by a character who render him unconscious by hitting him on the skull. The other movie was Death and the Maiden (1994). Both times, it was a revenge for old sins.

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