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Killshot (2008)

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Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.

Director:

John Madden

Writers:

Hossein Amini (screenplay), Elmore Leonard (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rourke ... Blackbird
Brandon McGibbon ... Blackbird's Kid Brother
Peter Kelly Gaudreault Peter Kelly Gaudreault ... Blackbird's Brother
Michelle Arvizu ... Nurse
Richard Zeppieri ... Son-in-Law / Mafia Boss
Alexis Butler Alexis Butler ... Girl in Hotel Room
Hal Holbrook ... Papa
Diane Lane ... Carmen
Robert Gow Robert Gow ... Prospective Buyer
Catherine Hayos Catherine Hayos ... Prospective Buyer
Thomas Jane ... Wayne Colson
Craig Blair ... Construction Site Foreman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Richie
Lynne Deragon Lynne Deragon ... Mrs. Palino
Rosario Dawson ... Donna
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Storyline

When the professional killer Armand 'Blackbird' Degas falls in disgrace with the Mafia, he flees to another city in Canada. He stumbles upon the psychopath Richie Nix, who lives with his girlfriend Donna. Armand teams up with him and moves to his house. Richie summons Armand to participate in a scheme to take money from a wealthy real estate agent, but he commits a mistake and the couple Wayne Colson and Carmen Colson witness their action. They are forced to join the Witness Protection Program by the FBI and they move to another town. But Armand and Ritchie are hunting them down since they are a threat. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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She'll do anything to protect her own life See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Bruce Willis was originally set to star as Wayne Colson after he acquired the rights for the film in 1989. See more »

Goofs

After Armand comes back to pick up Richie after the attack at the real estate agency, as they are driving away you can clearly see the street sign "30 MPH/H BEGINS". See more »

Quotes

[Nix has just tracked Wayne down to a convenience store]
Richie Nix: [taking a gun and a sack out] All right!
[places sack on register and says to cashier]
Richie Nix: It's your big day, honey, it's a double feature. Get your cash laid out on the counter, and get some gum.
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Referenced in Unique Congratulation (2014) See more »

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Monkey
Written by George Alan Sparhawk, Mimi J. Parker, Zachary Micheletti
Performed by Low
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
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Ouch!!
30 May 2009 | by innocuousSee all my reviews

Well, Killshot is not awful, but it comes close. Production values are decent and the main actors do a pretty good job (except for Rosario Dawson in a wasted role), but the story is just pathetic. I don't know if the Elmore Leonard book had such dumb characters,since I haven't read it, but I'm guessing that the book was supposed to be at least slightly humorous. The movie has no detectable humor. After the first twenty minutes, you'll be yelling at the screen, "Oh, come on! Nobody's THAT stupid!!" In a nutshell, and without any spoilers, everybody acts in a manner convenient to the plot, which makes no sense anyway. A very frustrating and unrealistic movie, which may account for it sitting on the shelf for as long as it did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2008 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,741, 25 January 2009

Gross USA:

$18,643

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,961,647
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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