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Mikey and rose are trained assassins. But when a brutal crime boss wants his wife dead, rose has a change of heart when they find her pregnant. And so, the three begin a harrowing life on the run. Driven by fierce love, rose and mikey protect their adopted family from present danger - looking to redeem their tragic past


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 202947054
UPC 855280001533
UPC 14 00855280001533
Format DVD
Release Date 5/5/2009
Rating Rating
Doomed Lovers
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Hardboiled and at times incongruous, Lee Daniels's (MONSTER'S BALL) directorial debut sets out to smash stereotypes with a noirish crime thriller about loyalty, loss, love, and guilt. Cuba Gooding Jr. (MEN OF HONOR) and Helen Mirren (CALENDAR GIRLS) star as Mikey and Rose, a pair of contract killers. Once stepmother and son, they are now lovers as well as partners, and have decided to do one last job together before Rose leaves the business due to her terminal cancer. Brutal criminal Clayton (Stephen Dorff) has hired them to take care of members of his inner circle--including his pregnant wife, Vickie (Vanessa Ferlito, SPIDER MAN 2)--but when the pair goes to carry out the job, Vickie goes into labor and Rose suffers a crisis of conscience. Rose helps Vickie through the birth and adopts both mother and son, going into hiding and telling Clayton the job was done. The four briefly form a strange kind of family before illness, tragedy, and the past inevitably disturb their tenuous peace.^The chemistry between Mirren and Gooding is intense and unforced, forming just one aspect of this great cast that also includes Joseph Gordon Levitt (BRICK) as a doctor who ministers to the criminal element, and Mo'nique as his demanding girlfriend. The film's gorgeous cinematography offsets the high violence quotient, which begins with an early scene involving a pool cue that audiences aren't likely to forget. SHADOWBOXER is a film that interests by virtue of its unusual casting, fast-paced story, and well-shot look.
New York Times "As it gleefully smashes boundaries and blurs the line between comedy and melodrama, it dares you to lapse into laughter." 07/21/2006 p.E8
Helen Mirren
Vanessa Ferlito
Cuba Gooding
Cast & Crew
Helen Mirren - Star
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Star
Stephen Dorff - Star
Ryan Sands - Star
Damon Dash - Star
Vanessa Ferlito - Star
Macy Gray - Star
Mo'Nique - Star
Cuba Gooding Jr. - Star
Brian A. Kates - Editor
William Chang Suk-Ping - Editor
Tucker Tooley - Producer
Steve Saklad - Production Designer
Brook Lenfest - Executive Producer
Mario Grigorov - Composer
Dawn Lenfest - Executive Producer
M. David Mullen - Director of Photography
Teresa Binder Westby - Costume Designer
Lee Daniels - Director
Technical Info
Catalog ID 0153DVD
UPC 00855280001533
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 93 minutes
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Gooding,Cuba Jr.
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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