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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.

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Wayne Beach

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Cast

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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,797,256
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 2003. See more »

Quotes

Chet Price: Why would a white woman want to be black?
Luther Pinks: Why would a Jerry want to be a Geraldine?
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References Friends (1994) See more »

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Good, not great
22 October 2009 | by expatinasiaSee all my reviews

"A ripoff of 'The Usual Suspects'". Oh , look at me. My eyes are rolling. Rather than use any intellectual energy, the clueless feel that the only way to summarize a movie, is to compare it to another movie. Let's see, the documentary reminds me of "the Holocaust". Instead of Jews, there are migrant Hispanic workers. Instead of Germany, it's California. Instead of Hitler, there's the former-lieutenant governor, Gray Davis. Instead of concentration camps, there are lines at the DMV. See, almost the same. For dolts, any movie with a twist and characters "aren't who they seem to be"...bingo (!), it just like "The Usual Suspects".

"The Usual Suspects" is a better movie, but "Slow Burn" is a lot of fun. It keeps you guessing, and that really upsets many movie goers. It certainly upset a lot of people who posted on this forum. Lots of discussion of why a white woman was used, rather than a black woman. If a black woman was cast, it would have been a different movie. I prefer Chinese women and, if Zhang Ziyi was cast, it would have been a different movie. For a mixed-race actress, Jennifer Beals would have been perfect. Unfortunately, she is too old to play an ingénue but, for the rapidly aging Roy Liotta, more appropriate.


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