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The Box (2003)

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When Frank comes out of prison, and meets Marie, it's a start of a new life, until she accidentally kills her abusive night club owner-ex. Frank helps burying him, when they discover a box, which turns their life upside down.

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Richard Pepin

Writer:

James Russo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Russo ... Frank Miles
Theresa Russell ... Dora Baker
Brad Dourif ... Stan
Mark Parra ... Steve
Steve Railsback ... Jake Ragna
Jon Polito ... Michael Dickerson
Michael Rooker ... Detective Stafford
John Snyder ... Detective Miller
Lee Weaver ... Joe
Joe Palese Joe Palese ... Mike Jennings
Lucille M. Oliver ... Rita
Meadow Williams ... Dancer
Kfir Shoshan Kfir Shoshan ... Man at bar
Michael Corral Michael Corral ... Butler
Carlos Lauchu ... Bartender
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When Frank comes out of prison, and meets Marie, it's a start of a new life, until she accidentally kills her abusive night club owner-ex. Frank helps burying him, when they discover a box, which turns their life upside down.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Caixa See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Brad Dourif's t-shirts, refer to earlier movies, in which he appeared. See more »

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Referenced in Final Move (2006) See more »

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Surprisingly original and well acted ............
30 August 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

First off, "The Box" of the title doesn't appear until the final reel. Up to that point you will be enjoying some terrific performances by some very intriguing actors. James Russo is at the top of his game as a sympathetic con. Theresa Russell is sexy and somewhat mysterious as the femme. Brad Dourif is not instantly recognizable as Russo's pothead friend. Finally, Michael Rooker is very intimidating as the number one villain. The film has some sudden and not totally expected bursts of violence, and an ending that certainly is believable, if not totally satisfying. I give this one high marks, and consider it a well above average crime drama. - MERK


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