A hit man turns against his former boss after witnessing a nuclear weapon being smuggled into the US.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hired Gun (2016)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.8/10 X  

A documentary film about session and touring musicians that are hired by well established and famous bands and artists like Metallica, KISS, and Billy Joel. These hired guns may not be household names, but are still masters of their craft.

Director: Fran Strine
Stars: Kenny Aronoff, Phil Buckman, Phil Chen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Follows the final nine days in the lives of four hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the nation's drug trafficking epidemic. Underneath their ... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Saghizadeh
Stars: Michael Madsen, David Carradine, Michael Blain-Rozgay
Serbian Scars (2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

This action, thriller, is set in Belgrade, Chicago and Kosovo, chronicles the complicated relationship and reunion of estranged brothers, Alex and Peter and the forbidden love of a Serbian ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: Vladimir Rajcic, Michael Madsen, Mark Dacascos
Dead Man Running (Video 2009)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Hounded out of the Agency after a clandestine operation went awry, Kal McNeil now works from the shadows, dispensing his own brand of brutal justice with his partners, Reese Wincott and ... See full summary »

Director: Darren Doane
Stars: Ange Billman, Stephanie Brown, Bruce Robert Cole
Joshua Tree (2011)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Kris Kardash
Stars: Emilio Roso, Michael Madsen, Vincent Pastore
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Gold miner Roger Hazard brings his twelve year old son Casper to the treacherous gold fields of 1870s California. The two of them work a small mine in the southern fields but when Roger ... See full summary »

Director: Vernon E. Mortensen
Stars: Kirk Harris, Ryan Ballance, Michael Madsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A couple of Italo-American journalists go missing during their work assignment in Romania.

Director: Carlo Fusco
Stars: Michael Madsen, Andrea Stefancikova, Paul Sorvino
Federal (2010)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A dangerous drug lord operates in Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil. To capture him, the police will do whatever is necessary. Caught in the middle is a frightened population. "... See full summary »

Director: Erik de Castro
Stars: Michael Madsen, Carolina Gómez, Selton Mello
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Sarah "the dirty little bitch" pulls a dirty little trick on Danny, using Peter, while attempting to pin it on Michael. But it all falls apart when Michael realizes he's been set up.

Director: Brian Skiba
Stars: Dean Cain, Christie Burson, Michael Madsen
The Bank Job (Video 2007)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

One just got released from prison, the other just "accidentally" killed a prostitute, so what's a couple of down on their luck career criminals to do... See full synopsis »

Directors: Brad Jurjens, John Wicker
Stars: Johann Urb, Brad Jurjens, John Sjogren
Last Hour (2008)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

How would you react if three years after the death of your father, you receive a letter signed by him inviting you to visit an abandoned house in the middle of nowhere in China? Curious in ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Caubet
Stars: DMX, Michael Madsen, Pascal Caubet
All In (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Six medical students with unique talents pool their resources to win the World Series of Poker.

Director: Nick Vallelonga
Stars: Dominique Swain, Michael Madsen, Louis Gossett Jr.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Chad (as Shane Wood)
...
...
Yegor
...
Ryan Decker
...
Jamie
...
J
...
...
Said
Mika Walter ...
Dieter
Rene Escapite ...
Muerto
...
Danisha / Sarah Gatewood
...
Jake
Dannon Green ...
Marcus Johnson
...
Suhrab
Eddie Lee ...
Asian punk
Edit

Storyline

A hit man turns against his former boss after witnessing a nuclear weapon being smuggled into the US.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Bad vs. Evil

Genres:

Action | Crime

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

26 March 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lönnmördare  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,300,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(DV 24p)| | (NTSC Color)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Hired Gun's Chad was a decorated former Seal Team 6 Member who lost his Wife to gang violence while serving. See more »


Soundtracks

Senseless Violence
Performed by Final War
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hired Gun should have aimed lower
27 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, Hired Gun clearly has a far left perspective story-wise, which contributes to some of the absurdity found in the film. Now I happen to enjoy absurdity, but that and the liberal perspective are beside the point, the point being whether or not the film entertains. Unfortunately, not enough to recommend it, and I don't say that out of some political bias (for ex., I enjoyed the dtv film Conspiracy with Val Kilmer). My guess is that the folks responsible for Hired Gun were not trying to make any kind of political statement, rather they were just injecting what they know into the film, leftism.

At any rate, this was an ambitious film that evidently lacked all of the proper resources and an adequate budget. Some filmmakers recognize the limitations and adjust the story or budget accordingly, scaling back if necessary, this film did not. As a result many elements are lacking, the action scenes are nothing to write home about, dialog is standard fare, and a crucial plot point suffers because of sub-par special effects. Certainly some things work, for example the leads Shane Wood and Esther Canata have solid screen presence and nice chemistry with one another. This is an honest effort from those involved, but unfortunately it falls short in my humble opinion.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Estonian director. viilutaja
Discuss Hired Gun (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?