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

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Trivia

Originally set up in 2002 with Tony Scott directing, Robert De Niro playing Amand Degas, and Quentin Tarantino playing Richie Nix. See more »

Goofs

When Armand puts a .45 pistol to Richie Nix's head in the car when they first meet, the distinct sound of a hammer cocking is inserted but the hammer is obviously disengaged. See more »

Quotes

Richie Nix: I read about this guy once who weighed 1200 pounds. Can you believe that? For breakfast he'd have like 2 pounds of bacon, a dozen eggs, some rolls. Then for lunch he'd have 4 hamburgers, 4 double cheeseburgers, 8 boxes of fries. For dinner: 3 ham steaks, 6 sweet potatoes, 6 or 7 regular potatoes, some stuffing.
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Written by George Alan Sparhawk, Mimi J. Parker, Zachary Micheletti
Performed by Low
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A bit gloomy but not bad
19 March 2009 | by dan-frederiksenSee all my reviews

The story around this movie reminds me of the movie 'What Just Happened' which is about movie production and how a brutal atypical movie gets a bad preview screening and has to be strongly edited and isn't widely distributed. This is much the same situation, the movie is not filled with much beauty in life, other than Diana Lane. Always bad weather, depraved characters with few redeeming features, elements of hopelessness and it was apparently edited because of this. That said it's not bad. Professional editing, lighting, direction. Fairly catching story line, good acting and famous actors. I'm pretty sure I've seen widely released movies that were much worse. In what seems like a long dry spell of bad movies this winter, this can definitely be watched. Aside from a few clever details this isn't much different from 'No country for Old Men'


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2008 (Israel) See more »

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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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