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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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(screenplay), (based on the graphic novel "Du plomb dans la tête" by) (as Matz) | 1 more credit »
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Hank Greely
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Ronnie Earl
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Lola
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LT. Lebreton
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Andrew Austin-Peterson ...
Crawfish Hollow Band
Paul Etheredge ...
Crawfish Hollow Band
Robert Cavan Carruth ...
Crawfish Hollow Band
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Storyline

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.

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Action | Thriller

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

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1 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,548,201, 3 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,483,821, 10 March 2013
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Hill said he wanted to have fun with the genre:

"We're not breaking new ground. We're trying to be entertaining within a format that's familiar. There's a kind of ice skating that goes on where you must let the audience know that you're not taking yourself too seriously. But at the same time, the jokes are funny but the bullets are real. The jeopardy has to be real. When it gets outlandish, there needs to be no drift into parody - self-parody, maybe inevitable for old directors". See more »

Goofs

When Kwon is recording the conversation of the bad guys talking, the cellphone display shows that it is charging. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Vedro: Family Tree (2017) See more »

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Bastille
Performed by The Lost Bayou Ramblers
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Classic video game script made into an action movie
24 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie plays out exactly like a video game, complete with a Blackberry that feeds objectives and information. The bad guys give up info way too easy. Sung Gang is wooden and completely cliché for the good cop role.

That said, if you can live with the video game flow, its a decent action flick with plenty of violence that warrants the title of the film. Stallone is, well he's Stallone, nothing surprising there. Jason Momoa is decent as the killer. To be honest, he's actually a better actor than the script he is given. You don't (or shouldn't) watch these movies for great acting anyway. It delivers on the action mostly and violence totally. They even threw in a couple nude scenes with no point to the story line just to give it that earlier 80's action movie feel before they all started going PG and PG-13.

I give it a 6 because it was only slightly worse than I expected. Classic action movie that seemed like it might have been scripted for a game before it was scripted for movie.


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