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By Leroy Douresseaux
October 14, 2005 - 01:05



A Scott Free/Davis Films Production
In association with Metropolitan Film Export
DIRECTOR: Tony Scott
WRITERS: Richard Kelly, from a story by Steve Barancik and Kelly
PRODUCERS: Samuel Hadida and Tony Scott

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramirez, Delroy Lindo, Mo’Nique, Mena Suvari, Macy Gray, Jacqueline Bisset, Dabney Coleman, with Lucy Liu and Christopher Walken

Opening date: Friday, October 14, 2005
Rating: MPAA – R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexual content/nudity, and drug use
Running time: 120 minutes

From the press kit: Smart. Daring. Defiant and dangerous. As well as beautiful. This is Domino Harvey and this is her real life story…well, sort of.

The daughter of respected actor and matinee idol Lawrence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate), and model turned socialite Sophie Wynn, DOMINO HARVEY (Keira Knightley) was born into a life of wealth and privilege – a lifestyle that did not interest her. Even from her earliest years, Domino rebelled against convention and the jet set. At the tender age of eight her beloved father passed away and her mother looked to the stability of boarding school in a misguided attempt to tame her wild child. But nothing could repress Domino’s fiery nature – not friendships, not school, not her mother’s high society. Even the extraordinary excesses paraded before her during a brief stint at modeling paled in comparison to her own escapades. Not until she stumbled upon a job seminar recruiting aspiring bounty hunters was her thirst for excitement at long last quenched. To SOPHIE’S (Jacqueline Bisset) horror, Domino not only fell in love with the job but also with her fellow adventurers, who over the years would become her family.

And so our tale of adventure, action and suspense, tinged with dark comedy, begins . . .

Domino finds her true calling and joins a colorful band of reprobates that includes her wolfish yet formidable ex-con boss, ED MOSBEYE (Mickey Rourke); CHOCO (Edgar Ramirez), a ruggedly sexy Latino who secretly worships Domino; and ALF (Rizwan Abbasi), an Afghani ex-pat obsessed with explosives. An unlikely foursome to be sure, but their synchronized style consistently results in the capture of felonious bail jumpers. Before long they become L.A.’s most successful, not to mention infamous, bounty hunters. And where better to show off one’s talent than on television?

When producer MARK HEISS (Christopher Walken) and his faithful assistant, KIMMIE (Mena Suvari), come knocking, the bounty hunters agree to become the stars of a new reality television show, “The Bounty Squad”, hosted by “Beverly Hills 90210’s” IAN ZIERING and BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN (as themselves). Unbeknownst to cast and crew alike, Domino, Ed, Choco and Alf are about to embark on their biggest case ever.

In a bizarre turn, the bounty hunters find themselves tracking the most dangerous fugitives of their careers thanks to the antics of their employer, bail bondsman CLAREMONT WILLIAMS III (Delroy Lindo). Faced with a financial crisis concerning his extended family – including his girlfriend, LATEESHA (Mo’Nique), their daughter and granddaughter, as well as Lateesha’s twin cousins LASHANDRA (Macy Gray) and LASHINDRA (Shondrella Avery) – Claremont hatches a reckless plan to extricate himself from economic ruin. When his plan goes awry, Domino and her team blast their way out of a complex FBI investigation, led by criminal psychologist TARYN MILES (Lucy Liu), that involves the mob, a couple of errant college students and some ‘greazee’ white trash thieves.

Domino Harvey, the inspiration for Tony Scott’s film, died in her Los Angeles home on the evening of June 27th, 2005 at the age of 35.

Domino never failed to surprise or inspire me over the last 12 years. She was a free spirit like no other I have ever known. – Tony Scott

Although our film is not intended as a biographical piece, hers was the dynamic personality and indomitable spirit that spawned an exciting adventure, not just on screen, but in real life. – Samuel Hadida

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