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Format: DVD
Sku: 202947054
UPC: 855280001533
UPC 14: 00855280001533
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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
Editor's 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.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Lions Gate
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/5/2009
Video Play Time Running Time: 93 minutes
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 0153DVD
Video UPC UPC: 00855280001533
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Helen Mirren
Video Cast Info Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Video Cast Info Stephen Dorff
Video Cast Info Ryan Sands
Video Cast Info Damon Dash
Video Cast Info Vanessa Ferlito
Video Cast Info Macy Gray
Video Cast Info Mo'Nique
Video Cast Info Cuba Gooding Jr.
Video Cast Info Brian A. Kates - Editor
Video Cast Info William Chang Suk-Ping - Editor
Video Cast Info Tucker Tooley - Producer
Video Cast Info Steve Saklad - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Brook Lenfest - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Mario Grigorov - Composer
Video Cast Info Dawn Lenfest - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info M. David Mullen - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Teresa Binder Westby - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Lee Daniels - Director

Professional Reviews

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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Gooding,Cuba Jr.
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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