Lucky Number Slevin
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Lucky Number Slevin, (known as The Wrong Man in Australia), is a 2006 crime thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Stanley Tucci, and Lucy Liu. Set in New York City, the plot focuses on the paths of Slevin Kelevra (Hartnett), Lindsey (Liu), two feuding crime lords known as The Boss (Freeman) and The Rabbi (Kingsley), and a mysterious hitman known as Mr. Goodkat (Willis). This was the last movie to feature Willis with hair before he went bald in subsequent films.


(Transcript and Explanations by Kerry)

- The reason I’m in town is because of the Kansas City Shuffle.  It   involves a lot  of people, people connected only by the slightest of events.
- Give me your wallet.
- Am I being mugged?
- That is how these affairs begin.
- The ‘cat’s’ in town. 
- Goodkat?
- Who’s Goodkat?
- He shows (up), people die, he vanishes.
- Who are you looking for?
- This is our guy.
- Nick Fisher?
- Who is he?
- The kid and I have unfinished business.
- The boss wants to see you.
- Who’s the boss?
- The guy we work for.
- I’m not the guy you’re looking for, I don’t live here.
- Yea, well, you look like the guy who lives here.
- Well then you don’t know what the guy who lives here looks like.
- What he means to say is YOU look like you live here.
- Yea, that’s what I meant to say.
*Lucy Liu gasps*

- What happened to your nose?
- It’s a very long story.
- I think it’s time you told me that story.
- Well, there’s this guy and they call him the boss.
- I’m sorry, who are you?
- I’m the boss.

- They picked up the wrong guy.
- The wrong guy for what?
- Whatever it is you wanted to see me about.
- Do you know what it is I wanted to see you about?
- No.
- Then how do you know I have the wrong guy?
- Then right across the street lives this other crime boss called The Rabbi.
- Why do they call him The Rabbi?
- Because he’s a rabbi.
- Mmm…
- But I’m not Nick Fisher.
- Then who the hell are you?
- I’m Slevin.
- That’s not Nick Fisher.
- I know.
- He set you up.
*Bruce Willis laughs*
- You should run.
- I can’t.
- They’ll kill you if you stay.
- They’ll kill me if I leave.
- Time’s up.  
- I’m a world class assassin.  I’m gonna kill somebody.
- I’m thinking of a new option.

-Lucky number Slevin


the slightest – the smallest, the least significant

wallet – where men keep their money 

to mug – to attack someone in the street and take their valuable possessions e.g. money and phone

affairs – things/events

to show up – to appear/to come to a place

unfinished business – to have an unresolved problem with someone

a guy – a man (informal)

he means… – he wants to say...

gasp – to make a sound which shows you are surprised/to breathe in quickly

rabbi - /ˈræbaɪ/  the religious leader of a Jewish congregation; the minister of a synagogue

to set someone up – to trick someone