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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

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A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director:

Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writers:

John O'Brien (story), John O'Brien (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jet Li ... Su
DMX ... Anthony Fait
Anthony Anderson ... Tommy
Kelly Hu ... Sona
Tom Arnold ... Archie
Mark Dacascos ... Ling
Gabrielle Union ... Daria
Michael Jace ... Odion
Drag-On ... Miles
Paige Hurd ... Vanessa
Paolo Seganti ... Christophe
Richard Trapp Richard Trapp ... Douglas
Ron Yuan ... Laser Tech
Woon Young Park ... Bald Enforcer
Johnny Nguyen ... Ling's Hitman
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Storyline

When his daughter is kidnapped and held in exchange for priceless diamonds, the leader of a crew of highly skilled urban thieves (DMX) forges an unlikely alliance with a Taiwanese Intelligence officer (Jet Li) to rescue her. Their race against the clock to find the precious stones ultimately unravels a plot to distribute a deadly new weapon of war. Written by PhatBleek

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Taglines:

Born 2 the life. True 2 the code. Bad 2 the bone. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin | Korean

Release Date:

28 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born 2 Die See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,521,486, 2 March 2003

Gross USA:

$34,604,054

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,489,558
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DMX was actually sober while making this movie sober from his crack addiction he smoked weed off set but was sober when he was acting dmx also took some lessons and worked out and did some training See more »

Goofs

The M1A1 offered for sale is reported to have reactive armour and a 90mm cannon. The M1A1 clearly hasn't got the reactive armour skirts on it (Reactive armour are a series of raised explosive plates added to the outside of the tank) and they have always come with a 105mm cannon on the M1, later models having a 120mm cannon, A 90mm cannon would have been impossible to come by having been phased out by the appearance of the M1A1. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: [sitting in a tank] Freeze Mothafuckaaas!
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Crazy Credits

Archie and Tommy riff on various subjects, including who will star in the movie version of their lives, under the end credits. See more »

Connections

Features The Drew Carey Show (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow Me Gangster
Written by 50 Cent (as C. Jackson), Lloyd Banks (as C. Lloyd), Tony Yayo (as M. Bernard),
S. Dorsian, K. Frazier, M. Clevoix and V. Montana Jr.
Produced by Kareem "Reemo" Frazier & Steve "Lost Spirit" Dorsian
Performed by 50 Cent & The G-Unit
50 Cent appears courtesy of Shady Records, Inc. / Aftermath Records / Interscope Records
Contains samples from "Look at All the Lonely People"
Performed by True Reflection
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Good for what you would expect.
27 August 2003 | by Darkness876See all my reviews

Ive seen a lot of bad reviews for this film and i am sick of these dorks that only give monsters ball and other films of the genre high ratings because of nudity and "good scripts". This is an action movie wit jet Li and it delivers what you would expect. Hell DMX even attempts to use martial arts and his acting is certainly improving as is Jet Li's. Combine Romeo Must Die and Exit Wounds and this is what you get. The fights are great (Jet vs the champions of UFC), the comedy is there (Tom Arnold and Anthony Anderson) and the film is certainly entertaining so if you want a mindless film with lots of action this is it. Damn Monsters ball. I give this movie a 8!


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