Slow Burn (2005 film)
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|Directed by||Wayne Beach|
|Produced by||Stephen Break|
|Written by||Wayne Beach
LL Cool J
|Music by||Jeff Rona|
|Edited by||Kristina Boden|
|Distributed by||DEJ Productions
GreeneStreet Films International
Lions Gate Entertainment
|Running time||93 minutes|
|Box office||$1,797,256 |
Slow Burn is an American drama thriller film starring Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock and LL Cool J, which is notable for the extended period between production and eventual release. A crime drama, the film was produced in 2003, was finally given a showing at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, and finally got a proper theatrical release in 2007.
- Ray Liotta as Ford Cole
- Jolene Blalock as Nora Timmer
- LL Cool J as Luther Pinks
- Mekhi Phifer as Isaac Duperde
- Taye Diggs as Jeffrey Sykes
- Bruce McGill as Godfrey
- Chiwetel Ejiofor as Ty Trippin
- Guy Torry as Chet Price
It was released in American theaters on April 13, 2007, but performed poorly. It had an opening weekend of $778,123 in ticket sales and closed in just 2 weeks with a domestic total of $1,237,615 and $559,641 from foreign markets for a worldwide total of $1,797,256. The DVD was released in North America on July 24, 2007 and sold 44,720 units in the opening weekend, translating to revenue of $893,953. This does not include Blu-ray/DVD sales rentals and sales tracking does not extend beyond the first week.
The film has themes of inter-racial dating, "passing" or pretending to be a member of another race, stereotypes included, and using a rape defense to the accusation of murder.
Slow Burn received negative reviews from critics, as the film holds a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 33 reviews.