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The Hollow Point (2016)

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A new sheriff of a small town along the U.S. & Mexico border investigates a drug cartel deal that went horribly wrong.






Credited cast:
Shep Diaz (as James Belushi)
Ken Mercey (as David Stevens)
Used Car Shopper
Christina (American)
Kidnapper / Dead Guy.


Across the Southwest United States, dozens of towns in the Mexican borders are being plagued by arms dealers who make a fortune by smuggling guns and ammunition to arm the cartels. Rumoured to be dead, Sheriff Wallace returns as the prodigal son to his hometown in Los Reyes County, Arizona, to replace Leland, the unapologetic, small-town man of the law after a routine check that went terribly wrong and forced him to retire. Soon enough, Wallace will get caught in the middle of a bloody inquiry trying to find out those who struck the profitable deal, while at the same time, a stash of blood-money and a kill list made by the relentless Atticus, the cartel's resilient hit man, threatens the town's peace. From now on, there will be no arresting anymore. Written by Nick Riganas

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A Brutally Entertaining Thriller! See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

16 December 2016 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

The Man on Carrion Road  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Timothy Olyphant was originally cast to the role of Wallace but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and replaced by Patrick Wilson. See more »


The opening intertitle card refers to "ammunition" and then in the next line says "millions of store bought bullets are now being smuggled into Mexico." Bullets are a component of an ammunition cartridge. For the remainder of the movie, all smuggling involves loaded cartridges. The correct term in the context of the title card would be "rounds," "cartridges," or "rounds of ammunition." Bullets is incorrect. See more »


Leland: You' re not an unfortunate man. You're an auspicious parasite, and I need you to tell me who's on the other side of that spook!
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Run Conejo Run
Performed and Written by Dave Alvin (as David Alvin)
Published by BMG Chrysalis Publishing P&C 2011
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Might have been a hollow point, but it had a solid base...
3 May 2017 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

With the premise of this being a crime thriller, I must admit that I had very little expectations to the movie, especially since that particular genre is flooded with a lot of very generic movies.

However, it turned out that "The Hollow Point" was actually quite an entertaining and interesting movie to watch. Especially so, since the story was well-constructed and the acting performances really promoted the story quite well in transition from script to on-screen.

It was perhaps the brutality of the storyline that appealed to me. Because this was not your average cops against criminals story. And the storyline was really helped nicely along the way by some interesting and detailed characters.

The movie was really nicely carried by Patrick Wilson, and it was a nice surprise to see him excel at a genre like this, and that proves that he is actually quite a diverse actor. Furthermore, it was also really nice to see Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Jim Belushi in the movie as well. It was a shame, though, that John Leguizamo didn't have a bigger role, because his character could really have been so interesting to get to see more of. There were some good acting performances from everyone in the movie, which really added to the overall enjoyment of the movie.

"The Hollow Point" was indeed an entertaining movie, and it was a good surprise how nice the movie actually turned out to be.

However, while this movie is entertaining, I doubt that the movie is one that I will watch a second time, because it just didn't have enough contents to support more than a single viewing. That doesn't make it a poor movie, just that once you have seen this the first time, there is nothing to support additional viewings.

My rating for "The Hollow Point" is a solid 6 out of 10 stars.

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