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Bullet to the Head (2012)

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After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... James Bonomo
... Taylor Kwon
... Lisa
... Robert Nkomo Morel
... Keegan
... Marcus Baptiste
... Louis Blanchard
... Hank Greely
... Ronnie Earl
... Lola
... LT. Lebreton
... Detective Towne
Andrew Austin-Peterson ... Crawfish Hollow Band
Paul Etheredge ... Crawfish Hollow Band
Robert Cavan Carruth ... Crawfish Hollow Band
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In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Revenge never gets old.

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Rated R for strong violence, bloody images, language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,548,201, 3 February 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,483,821, 10 March 2013
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Trivia

The snap shots of Jimmy Bobo are photos of a young Sylvester Stallone. See more »

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When Kwon is recording the conversation of the bad guys talking, the cellphone display shows that it is charging. See more »

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[first lines]
James Bonomo: The guy I just saved is a cop. That's not the usual way I do things, but sometimes you gotta abandon your principles and do what's right.
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In the opening credits, an animated flying bullet destroys the logos of the various production companies. See more »

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Referenced in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #20.76 (2013) See more »

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Performed by The Lost Bayou Ramblers
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A Throwback To The 80's!
20 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Bullet to the Head is about as 80's as you're going to get, but personally I think that is a good thing especially with today in cinema. These kind of films hold a special place in my heart, so naturally I would be sold on this film. Despite all the action clichés, there is no resisting the hardcore action, the explosions, and all the guys getting beat up.

This film, which of course has to be directed by Walter Hill, is about an aging hit-man named Jimmy Bobo who was betrayed after he performed a job and his partner was killed. Seeking revenge, he teams up with a cop named Taylor Kwon as they both seek out justice. But these two have a different way of serving justice.

If you're expecting Oscar-caliber acting, then don't watch this film. You don't need that kind of acting in a film like this. Sylvester Stallone is nearing 70 and it's neat to see him efficiently take down people more than half his age. Sung Kang, known for his role in Fast and the Furious films, was decent. Jason Momoa is an effective badass as Keegan, the guy hunting down Bobo. There is also a welcome return to the big screen by Christian Slater who was drunkingly funny.

Overall, there is nothing new with Bullet to the Head. But I can promise a fun ride and Sly kicking butt. This is definitely an adrenaline rush and action junkies will be sure to enjoy this. It's a shame people don't watch these kind of films anymore because they are good. I rate this film 9/10.


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