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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 thread. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Yesterday she was a witness. Today she's a target. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2008 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Killshot See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,741, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,007, 1 February 2009
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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

Richie Nix: [confronting Wayne Colson, who is mistaken for Nelson Davies, for ransom money]
Richie Nix: [stroding in office with Blackbird] I told you wouldn't know which one I'm gonna be when I came in. Remember it?
Wayne Colson: What?
Richie Nix: On the phone?
Wayne Colson: I think you wanna talk to somebody downstairs that'll help you out.
Richie Nix: [to blackbird] You see that? He's playing dumb?
Armand 'The Blackbird' Degas: Well, he's fucking with you.
Richie Nix: You're gonna try to tell me I never spoke to you?
Wayne Colson: Huh?
Armand 'The Blackbird' Degas: No, I think he said he doesn't remember the fucking conversation you had with him over ...
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

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What About Now
Written by Elizabeth Cook and James Hardie McGehee
Courtesy of Carlin America Inc.
On behalf of Bro n'Sis Music Inc. and Bro n'Sis Music Co.
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Excellent cast + Terrible scenario = Mediocre result
26 April 2009 | by ghostlanderSee all my reviews

I've watched this film after getting suggested by a friend of mine. First of all, I did take a look at the cast: Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Diane Lane, Tom Jane... I thought that I couldn't go wrong even with Rourke and Dawson alone like in Sin City, but I was mistaken.

Rourke pretends to be a Native Indian, and does his job real good, but he is no Native Indian even nearly. The character of Rosario Dawson is wasted totally, you can cut it off and forget easily. Diane Lane did her part just fine. Tom Jane tried to perform like a super-man from The Punisher, but he was clearly no supposed to.

The story line is predictable extremely. Even though the whole thing starts up pretty promising, it degrades in quality quickly and leads to a dumb, really dumb end. I cannot believe that a professional hit-man can do so many mistakes one after another. And I do know for sure what a close shot of Remington 870 means.

So, we have a mediocre thriller to watch once upon a time and never return. Without Rourke and Lane it wouldn't even score 6/10 in my opinion.


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