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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 ... 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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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:

$16,521,468, 2 March 2003

Gross USA:

$34,712,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,489,558
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jet Li's character only fights with one hand for a majority of the film. See more »

Goofs

In the last fight scene Fait is fighting the Asian guy and the sky's are clear and at the same time Sue is fighting outside and its raining. See more »

Quotes

Fait: What are you, some kind of kung fu James Bond?
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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

References Romeo Must Die (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

N***a Please
Written by Jay Z (as Shawn Carter), Chad Hugo, Pharrell Williams and Christopher Ries (as Chris Ries)
Performed by Jay Z featuring Christopher Ries (as Young Chris)
Courtesy of Roc-A-Fella Records, L.L.C. and The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Somewhere Between the Cradle and the Grave...
3 March 2003 | by blackwarrior400See all my reviews

Not a bad movie but nothing spectacular in terms of originality...

DMX beats up some people. Jet Li beats up some people. Gabrielle Union takes (most of) her clothes off (with her fine self). Lots of stuff breaks and blows up.

6 out of 10; I'd wait for the DVD...


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