is an American motion picture
starring Ray Liotta
, Jolene Blalock
, and LL
, which is notable for the extended period between
production and eventual release. A crime drama, the film was produced in
2003, and finally given a showing at the 2005 Toronto Film
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 sales/DVD 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 defence to the accusation of murder.
screenplay is based on a novel by Sabina Murray, a
Filipina American, and was
originally set in Manila and was