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Bullet to the Head (2012) Poster

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Sylvester Stallone's character is named James "Jimmy Bobo" Bonomo. In Oscar (1991), Stallone's character talked about his first job, working for James "Jumpin' Jimmy" Bonomo. In both movies, Stallone has a daughter named Lisa, and both films include hitmen as central characters.
Producer Joel Silver's contract with Warner Bros. - who were distributing the picture - was about to come to an end when Bullet to the Head was in post-production. The relationship between the studio and Silver had deteriorated after Silver accused Warner of botching the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
Thomas Jane was brought into the project by original director Wayne Kramer. When Kramer left the project, Jane suggested Sylvester Stallone to hire Walter Hill. After Hill took over directorial duties, Joel Silver came on board the project and fired Jane because he wanted an ethnic guy for the other lead role. Sung Kang was subsequently cast.
Christian Slater's first major role in an theatrical film in eight years since Alone in the Dark (2005).
Both Sylvester Stallone and director Walter Hill performed uncredited re-writes on the screenplay.
The red automatic knife is a Microtech Halo.
The snap shots of Jimmy Bobo are photos of a young Sylvester Stallone.
When In the car on the way to the party in search of Baptiste, Sung says to Stallone "You were discharged early with no benefits" one of the pictures on the phone are of Stallone as John Rambo in First Blood.
Wayne Kramer was originally hired to direct in February 2011. After clashing with Stallone over the tone of the film, he left the production and was replaced by Walter Hill on April 11, 2011.
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Not screened in advance for critics.
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Walter Hill's first film since Undisputed (2002), 10 years earlier.
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Shortly before the film's release, many trade and industry publications published stories that the studio had taken the final cut away from director Walter Hill and they had given the film to Stallone to make an all new cut. Hill and Stallone have both denied the story.
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