Lucky Number Slevin
|Wrong Time. Wrong Place. Wrong Number.|
"A Kansas City Shuffle is when everybody looks right, you go left." One of the opening conversations of the movie has Bruce Willis' character, Mr. Goodkat, setting up not only the Kansas City Shuffle, but also the reason behind the movie. The movie's main character, Slevin Kelevra(Josh Hartnett), needs time to get away from his life as some pretty bad things have happened to him. He gets fired from his job, his apartment is condemned, he goes to his girlfriend's house to find her cheating on him, and when he arrives at New York for his getaway, he is mugged. Well when you're on a roll, you're on a roll. Slevin(Hartnett) is soon mistaken for his friend Nick and picked up by two gang members working for the Boss(Morgan Freeman). Slevin, with no way of proving his identity, is mistaken as his friend Nick, who owes the Boss a very large sum of money. Slevin is given a few days to come up with a very large sum of money and sent back to his apartment. At this time he meets Nick's neighbor, Lindsey(Lucy Liu), who helps Slevin figure out his troubles. After Lindsey leaves there is a knock on the door and two very Jewish men are at that door to big up Slevin, again mistaken for his friend Nick. Slevin is now is the big building opposite to the one where the Boss resides, faced with another gang leader, The Rabbi. No surprise here, Nick also owes The Rabbi a very large sum of money as well, which is not put to Slevin to have in a couple of days.
The rest of the movie plays out a very elaborate plan put together by Slevin that ends in a very fantastic twist. To see what this twist is, you will have to check out the movie. It has a phenomenal cast and the storyline is absolutely wonderful. It is a great thriller that has plenty of action as well as very witty conversation.