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Killshot (2008)

Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

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Papa
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Blackbird's Kid Brother
Robert Gow ...
Prospective Buyer
Catherine Hayos ...
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Peter Kelly Gaudreault ...
Blackbird's Brother
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Mrs. Palino
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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an extortion scheme go wrong. Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced intimidating hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit. Written by McCormack

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He never met a target he couldn't take. Until today. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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13 November 2008 (Israel)  »

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Tiro mortal  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,741, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,007, 1 February 2009
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The release date changed several times because the film has undergone a series of re-shoots after it's original completion date in January 2006. See more »

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While Wayne is being shot at in the convenience store, he appears to steal a six-pack of beer. He is not holding any beer when the shooting starts, though he is carrying it when he runs out of the store. See more »

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Richie Nix: [confronting Wayne Colson, who is mistaken for Nelson Davies, for ransom money]
Richie Nix: [stroding in office with Blackbird] I told you wouldn't know which one I'm gonna be when I came in. Remember it?
Wayne Colson: What?
Richie Nix: On the phone?
Wayne Colson: I think you wanna talk to somebody downstairs that'll help you out.
Richie Nix: [to blackbird] You see that? He's playing dumb?
Armand 'The Blackbird' Degas: Well, he's fucking with you.
Richie Nix: You're gonna try to tell me I never spoke to you?
Wayne Colson: Huh?
Armand 'The Blackbird' Degas: No, I think he said he doesn't remember the fucking conversation you had with him over ...
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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Suspicion
Words and Music by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Edge of the seat stuff!
30 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

Lots of actors seemingly heading for the scrap heap have made memorable comebacks. Burt Reynold in "Boogie Nights" , John Travolta in " Pulp Fiction" and Sylvester Stallone in " Copland" are the three obvious examples. The most recent High profile comeback has been Mickey Rourke in the magnificent film " The Wrestler" but was it just a flash in the pan?

When real estate agent Carmen Colson catches a glimpse of a hit-man named the Blackbird as he carries out a job, a subsequent request for her to testify against the aging gun for hire soon lands both Carmen and her husband, Wayne , in the Witness Protection Program. Blackbird isn't a man who likes to leave loose ends when it comes to his work, though, and now as the seasoned assassin and his psychotic partner attempt to catch the couple in their crosshairs, Carmen and Wayne are going to need much more than a few federal agents to make it out of increasingly deadly situation alive

Killshot is one of those low budget films that got a very limited release at the start of the year. In fact according to imdbPro.com in the first two weeks of release in the US it grossed just $17,000. When i read details like this it always rings alarm bells. I needn't have worried because Killshot is a really entertaining , well acted thriller of which i thoroughly enjoyed. I found Mickey Rourke's performance an intense one and he has proved to me that he is back with a bang for good! There is also some great acting from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the gorgeous Diane Lane.

If your into violent gang related movies you wont be disappointed with Killshot. It delivers on all fronts. The story is believable as are the characters and the final twenty minutes produces real "edge of the seat" excitement. My only criticism is that it does have the feel of a Cable or straight to DVD movie but i cant quite put my finger on why. It shouldn't be a surprise that a film directed by John Madden is as entertaining considering he has brought us "Prime Suspect" , "Inspector Morse" and "Shakespeare in Love" in the past.

Killshot is released on DVD in the U.S on May the 26th and has no date yet for a cinema or DVD release here in the UK.

7 out of 10


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