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Slow Burn (2005)

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A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

Director:

Wayne Beach

Writers:

Wayne Beach (screenplay), Wayne Beach (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Liotta ... Ford Cole
LL Cool J ... Luther Pinks (as James Todd Smith)
Mekhi Phifer ... Isaac Duperde
Jolene Blalock ... Nora Timmer
Guy Torry ... Chet Price
Taye Diggs ... Jeffrey Sykes
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Ty Trippin
Bruce McGill ... Godfrey
Frank Schorpion ... Maybank
Donny Falsetti ... Delucca
Barbara Alexander Barbara Alexander ... Pratt
Joe Grifasi ... Desk Sgt. Drown
Richard Jutras ... Leland Neff
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Felix Lang
Fisher Stevens ... Alan Turlock
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Storyline

District attorney Ford Cole is running for mayor, promising to capture the city's elusive crime boss, Danny Ludin. On the night of a gas link in the inner city, his interview with a national reporter is interrupted by word that his best prosecutor, Nora Timmer, who's also his lover, has killed a man she claims was assaulting her. A few minutes later, a man shows up at Cole's office claiming it was murder, implicating Nora in complicated schemes and crimes. Cole wants a few hours to get to the bottom of a mess that quickly includes land deals, shell corporations, and political corruption. Who's setting up whom? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The truth is just a trick of light. See more »


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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doppia ipotesi per un delitto See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$778,123, 15 April 2007

Gross USA:

$1,237,615
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Filmed in 2003. See more »

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Luther Pinks: There she was, Mariah Carey herself, smellin' like mango.
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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I Still Feel
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Performed by Martina Topley-Bird, Steve Crittall, Nick Bird, Alex McGowen
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a bit messy but altogether intriguing
7 May 2007 | by antoniotiernoSee all my reviews

Wayne Beach's storytelling tactics are very particular but eventually effective. Characters are chameleon-like and plot is transparent and convoluted at the same time, reminding a bit John Grisham's novels adaptations. The twists capsizing everything over the last twenty minutes turn the conclusion into a big mess but heat is not lacking at all. Plot reversals and action flashes look like a fusion of "The Usual Suspects" and Hollywoood legal thrillers, besides this political/Court story also handles themes of racial confusion and conflicts. Not a stellar cast, but the movie is overall well acted (Ray Liotta has a pulse as usual).


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