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CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE
USA & UK: Warner Bros
Cast: Jet Li, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Mark Dacascos, Tom Arnold, Kelly Hu, Gabrielle Union, Mel Smalls, Paige Hurd, Ron Yuan, Nikki Martin, Michael Desante, Erik Betts, Aaron Brumfield, Roxana Brusso, Sean Cory, Hari Dhillon, Drag-On, Julie Du Page, Hector Echavarria, Mark Hicks, Martin Klebba, Maximilian A Mastrangelo, Nicole Narain, Woon Young Park, Stephen Quadros, Andre Ware
Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
USA & UK: 101 mins
USA Rated: R for violence, language and some sexual content
UK Certificate: 15 contains frequent strong language and violence
USA Release Date: 28 February 2003
UK Release Date: 28 March 2003
Leader. Thief. Warrior. Father.
Armed with a potent combination of charisma, street smarts and martial arts expertise, Tony Fait (DMX) navigates the menace of the urban landscape with passionate precision, taking care of business and his fiercely loyal crew of professionals (Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union and Drag-On) with a dedication surpassed only by his love for his young daughter Vanessa (Paige Hurd).
After pulling off a complex heist involving a cache of black diamonds, Fait quickly comes fist to fist with Su (Jet Li), a Taiwanese government agent who has pursued the extraordinary stones halfway across the world. As lethal as he is relentless, Su isn't just hunting down diamonds - he's hunting the ruthless Ling (Mark Dacascos) his former partner, who kidnaps Fait's daughter in a ploy to exchange her for stolen jewels.
But when word hits the street that Fait has stashed the stones with his fence Archie (Tom Arnold), the diamonds promptly wind up in the hands of a powerful crime lord (Chi BcBride).
His back to the wall Fait mobilizes his crew, suspends his strict no-guns policy and prepares to unleash every force at his disposal to save his daughter. But only Su knows Ling well enough to anticipate his every move - and after he dispenses with Ling's operatives in an explosive display of martial prowess, Fait realises Su could be his best hope for bringing Vanessa home alive.
Adversaries by code but allied by circumstance, the master thief and the enigmatic agent join forces to wage war on a common enemy: Su to exact revenge against the man who once tried to take his life and Fait to rescue Vanessa, the one person that he cannot live without.
Shot entirely in Los Angeles, CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE stars Jet Li (ROMEO MUST DIE), DMX (EXIT WOUNDS), Anthony Anderson (EXIT WOUNDS), Mark Dacascos (BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF), Tom Arnold (EXIT WOUNDS), Kelly Hu (THE SCORPION KING), Gabrielle Union (BRING IT ON), and is produced by Joel Silver and directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (ROMEO MUST DIE, EXIT WOUNDS).