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Characters: Lucky Number Slevin

Slevin Kelevra

Played by: Josh Hartnett

  • An Offer You Can't Refuse: Basically why Slevin is caught doing the dirty work of two rival mobsters. It's either do as he's told or be killed. Actually, that was All According to Plan.
    • Catch-22 Dilemma: This also presents the problem of having the other side likely killing him for succeeding. Subverted in that Slevin is revealed to be playing them both against each other in order to avenge his parents.
  • Badass
  • Best Served Cold: "Fuck you both."
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass
  • The Chessmaster
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • The Everyman: Subverted as it's exactly what he wants others to see him as.
  • Flirting Under Fire: Slevin and Lindsey build up most of their romance in this manner. Despite the fact that Slevin is on the hit list of two warring gangs, he and Lindsey find time to flirt, go to dinner (where Slevin is able to shadow a man he has been told to kill), and spend a night together.
  • Laser-Guided Tykebomb: Raised from childhood by Goodkat to one day enact a brutal revenge on those who wronged him.
  • Meaningful Name: Slevin is the name of the horse race—Lucky Number Slevin. Kelevra means "bad dog", referencing his relationship to Goodkat, as well as Brikowski.
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • Obfuscating Stupidity
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner:
    "You destroyed everything I ever loved. Fuck you both."
  • Revenge: His real motivation.
  • Revenge by Proxy: Murders both The Rabbi and Boss's sons for this exact reason. Their deaths are simply a means to an end in the long run.
  • The Scapegoat: Both the Rabbi and the Boss are quite happy to use him as one to get to the other. Slevin is not only fully aware of this he's counting on it.
  • Shirtless Scene: Spends a good portion of screen time in nothing but a towel.
  • Trauma Conga Line: He informs Lindsey about how he came to be in his current predicament. He lost his job, comes home to find his girlfriend cheating on him and then gets mugged. Then a bunch of gangsters show up, mistake him for someone who owes them a lot of money and it gets worse from there. It turns out the whole "bad day" story was a fabrication and he deliberately engineered the case of mistaken identity as well.
  • Walking Spoiler: If you read anything tagged as spoiler you might have spoiled The Reveal.
  • You Killed My Parents


Played by: Bruce Willis


Played by: Lucy Liu

The Boss

Played by: Morgan Freeman

The Rabbi

Played by: Ben Kingsley

Yitzchok The Fairy

  • Cadre of Foreign Bodyguards: The Rabbi hires two Badass Israeli bodyguards to protect his son from assassination.
  • Meaningful Name: Why do they call him "The Fairy?" Because he's homosexual.
  • Revenge by Proxy: The Boss wants him dead in order to hurt The Rabbi and avenge his son. Though it turns out this is actually Slevin's real reason for killing him too.
  • Straight Gay: Despite the name, he's not Camp Gay.

Detective Bad Dog Brikowski

Played by: Stanley Tucci

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