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25 Feb 2007

Shadowboxer, an emotionally-charged, full-throttle noir, delves deep into the harsh underworld of organized crime and reveals the complex lives of trained assassins and lovers Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Rose (Helen Mirren). A brutal crime boss (Stephen Dorff) wants his wife (Vanesa Ferlito) dead, but Rose and Mikey have a change of heart when they find her pregnant. They save her, and the three begin a harrowing life on the run. Driven by fierce love, Rose and Mikey protect their adopted family from present danger while hoping to redeem their tragic past. Shadowboxer marks the directorial debut of Lee Daniels, producer of the Academy Award-nominated Monster’s Ball and the critically-acclaimed The Woodsman.

Dir Lee Daniels, USA 2005, 93 mins, Cert 18

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