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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.



(screenplay), (based on the graphic novel "Du plomb dans la tête" by) (as Matz) | 1 more credit »
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Ronnie Earl
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In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the 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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Revenge never gets old.


Action | 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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Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Headshot  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,548,201 (USA) (1 February 2013)


$9,483,821 (USA) (8 March 2013)

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Did You Know?


Walter Hill's first film since Undisputed (2002), 10 years earlier. See more »


When Bonomo meets Kwon in the bar for the first time, Bonomo fills up his glass with his favorite 2 Bullet bourbon. He then drinks about half of the glass. While talking to Kwon he brings the glass back up to his mouth for another drink and the glass is full again. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, an animated flying bullet destroys the logos of the various production companies. See more »


Referenced in James & Mike Mondays: Anticipation (2014) See more »


J'Etais Au Bal
Produced by Jay Weigel
Arranged by Louis Michot and Jay Weigel
Performed by The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Courtesy of OTUT Publishing and Carondelet Music Group,LLC
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A Slyvester Stallone film that continues his emotional hit-man path, which makes you question if this is connected to the Expendables.
13 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A RedBox rental that I found very enjoyable. It's about a hit-man who after losing his partner goes after the origination that set the men up, but Stallone isn't alone. He is joined by a cop who is put on probation (for no reason) but not wanting to stop his investigation he joins Stallone but they are not on the same path (one is with the law, and one isn't). In my opinion this is an okay film that if you are an action fan to go and pick up for a rental. As a Stallone fan though, you need to get this film and keep it next to Rambo and The Expendables. My issues with the film are some weird camera angles/ movements and some flashback sequences. In conclusion watch the film and then question if you wanna keep it or not.

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