Lucky Number Slevin

April 7th, 2006

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Lucky Number Slevin

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A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 7.8/10 (134,824 voted)

Critic's Score: 53/100

Director: Paul McGuigan

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman

In an airport waiting room, a man in a wheelchair tells a stranger a story about a fixed horse race in 1979 that resulted in a family's deaths. In Manhattan, two bookies and the son of a Mob boss die. A young man just out of the shower answers the door to a neighbor woman and explains that he's visiting, has had a bad week, including being mugged, and doesn't know where his pal, who lives there, is. The neighbor is chatty; she's a coroner. Two thugs arrive and, believing the visitor to be the guy who lives there, take him to see the boss with the dead son, who tells him to kill the son of his Mob rival. Mistaken identity? What connects the threads? Cops are watching.

Josh Hartnett - Slevin Kelevra
Bruce Willis - Mr. Goodkat
Lucy Liu - Lindsey
Morgan Freeman - The Boss
Ben Kingsley - The Rabbi (as Sir Ben Kingsley)
Michael Rubenfeld - Yitzchok
Peter Outerbridge - Dumbrowski
Stanley Tucci - Brikowski
Kevin Chamberlin - Marty
Dorian Missick - Elvis
Mykelti Williamson - Sloe
Scott Gibson - Max
Daniel Kash - Bodyguard #1
Dmitry Chepovetsky - Bodyguard #2
Sam Jaeger - Nick Fisher

Taglines: Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number.


Official Website: Metropolitan Films [France] | Official site |

Release Date: 7 April 2006

Filming Locations: Cité du Cinéma, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Opening Weekend: £1,074,550 (UK) (26 February 2006) (314 Screens)

Gross: $22,494,487 (USA) (16 July 2006)

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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Paul McGuigan] The hand X-ray in the coroner's office is the director's hand.

Continuity: When Slevin is eating the first sandwich he eats in the movie, it changes from being half eaten to having only one bite taken out of it.

[first lines]
Soldier: He's clean.
Benny Begin: So, why are you here? Hm?

User Review

Absolutely Amazing Film

Rating: 10/10

I really felt i needed to write this comment, because the one just before made me so angry. If the prior user had paid a little more attention to this film he would have noticed how intricate and brilliant the plot was. I don't want to give anything away of this film, but i strongly recommend this film to anyone. I would agree that you spend the first 20 minutes in confusion because of its fast paced plot, but by the end, your sympathies for individual characters are all over the place. ALl i can say is go and see it, and give it your full attention, then you wouldn't be on this website, saying "it doesn't make sense". Enjoy the film, 10/10

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