“Lucky Number Slevin” is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. An innocent man visiting a friend in New York City becomes embroiled in a dangerous series of events after being mistaken for the very man he has come to the city to see. Upon arriving at the empty apartment of his old friend Nick, the unassuming Slevin (Josh Hartnett) overhears his missing friend’s next door neighbor Lindsay (Lucy Liu) expressing concern as to Nick’s safety and whereabouts. When Slevin ventures into Lindsay’s apartment he meets the uninviting fist of a thuggish mob henchman. Nothing like a fist in the face, to make you realizes that your friend really might be in grave danger.
Summoned by a strange city’s crime boss and accused of being the deeply indebted Nick, Slevin’s attempts to prove his identity are foiled by the fact that his wallet had been stolen upon arrival in the city. With time running out and a complex plot to assassinate one of the city’s most powerful crime bosses slowly coming into focus, the arrival of a notorious hit-man named Mr. Goodkat (Bruce Willis) forces Slevin to step up his desperate search for his missing friend and to reclaim his identity. At every turn in this labyrinthine murder mystery, Slevin finds himself in the middle of a war between two of the city’s crime bosses: The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) and The Boss (Morgan Freeman) while under the constant surveillance of relentless Detective Brikowski (Stanley Tucci) as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat. Slevin has to hatch his own ingenious plot soon to get them…before they get him. It’s a complex mystery with a stellar cast and something for everyone. What else do you have to do tonight? Nothing, that’s what.
“Lucky Number Slevin” airs on IFC on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10:30 PM ET; Friday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 AM ET; Wednesday, Mar. 7 at 8:00 PM ET; and Thursday, Mar. 8 at 3:00 AM ET