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Bullet to the Head (2012)

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After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

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Walter Hill

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Alessandro Camon (screenplay by), Alexis Nolent (based on the graphic novel "Du plomb dans la tête" written by) (as Matz) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... James Bonomo
Sung Kang ... Taylor Kwon
Sarah Shahi ... Lisa
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Robert Nkomo Morel
Jason Momoa ... Keegan
Christian Slater ... Marcus Baptiste
Jon Seda ... Louis Blanchard
Holt McCallany ... Hank Greely
Brian Van Holt ... Ronnie Earl
Weronika Rosati ... Lola
Dane Rhodes ... LT. Lebreton
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Detective Towne
Andrew Austin-Peterson Andrew Austin-Peterson ... Crawfish Hollow Band
Paul Etheredge Paul Etheredge ... Crawfish Hollow Band
Robert Cavan Carruth Robert Cavan Carruth ... Crawfish Hollow Band
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Storyline

In New Orleans, hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by a mercenary named Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile, Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidence from the New Orleans Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Revenge never gets old.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Headshot See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenner, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,548,201, 3 February 2013

Gross USA:

$9,489,829

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,947,209
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first movie for Brian Van Holt since House of Wax (2005). See more »

Goofs

The police file shows Bonomo's (Sylvester Stallone) date of birth as April 24, 1962, however, in the beginning when they are showing his mug shots, he has allegedly arrested in Clark County, Nevada on 01/29/1968 and Dade County, Florida on December 20, 1971. In both mug shots, he was clearly an adult, even though by those dates, he would have only been 5 on the date of the first arrest and 9 in the second one. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
James Bonomo: The guy I just saved is a cop. That's not the usual way I do things, but sometimes you gotta abandon your principles and do what's right.
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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »

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Old Black Mattie
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derivative 80's b-movie mayhem
3 February 2013 | by fritzlangSee all my reviews

This movie literally could have been made in the 80's.

It has the look, feel and music of an 80's action film.

It has no real plot.

Worst of all there are no likable characters at all in this film.

Stallone's character is horrible - he is a hit man without a conscious, a father who does not care about his daughter, and has no moral code other than kill anybody that pisses him off.

His partner is one of the weakest characters in any film I have seen. Woody Allen is more macho than this guy, and is a cop who buddies up with Stallone!

The nudity literally epitomizes gratuitousness, as does the violence.

That being said, I thought Stallone actually was good in this film- he just didn't have a lot to go on.

The film did have some high points - Stallone did get to say some funny one liners, one of the bad guys (there were actually THREE in this film!) was pretty good, and the last fight scene was ALMOST worth sitting through the rest of the film.. Almost..

There just wasn't anything really to this film. No plot. no characters. Nothing that made a lot of sense. Unlikable characters. Weak co-stars.

I kept on thinking "why was this film made?"

I really can't believe my wife and I paid $20 to see this.

For a $1.50 redbox rental, it would be a very weak recommendation.

To pay top money to see this in a theater?

My opinion - see something else.


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