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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.


John Madden


Hossein Amini (screenplay), Elmore Leonard (novel)





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


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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He never met a target he couldn't take. Until today. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

13 November 2008 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Killshot See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,741, 25 January 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,007, 1 February 2009
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The script had uncredited rewrites by late producer/directors Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella. The film was also dedicated to their memory in the end credits. See more »


When Amand is standing on the front of the Walpole-Algonac Ferry next to his car, you can clearly see the sign on the front of the ferry on the rail with the words Wallpole Island spelled with two L's. See more »


[towards end of film]
Wayne Colson: Look, honey, just hear me out. I drove 400 miles. And 15 years to think about this. And a lot about what you've said lately. You're right, five's not a good number. It's terrible. So let's try six. And if we can make it to six, then we can try for seven.
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Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »


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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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