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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.

Director:

Walter Hill

Writers:

Alessandro Camon (screenplay by), Alexis Nolent (based on the graphic novel "Du plomb dans la tête" written by) (as Matz) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... James Bonomo
Sung Kang ... Taylor Kwon
Sarah Shahi ... Lisa
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Robert Nkomo Morel
Jason Momoa ... Keegan
Christian Slater ... Marcus Baptiste
Jon Seda ... Louis Blanchard
Holt McCallany ... Hank Greely
Brian Van Holt ... Ronnie Earl
Weronika Rosati ... Lola
Dane Rhodes ... LT. Lebreton
Marcus Lyle Brown ... Detective Towne
Andrew Austin-Peterson Andrew Austin-Peterson ... Crawfish Hollow Band
Paul Etheredge Paul Etheredge ... Crawfish Hollow Band
Robert Cavan Carruth Robert Cavan Carruth ... Crawfish Hollow Band
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Revenge never gets old.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Headshot See more »

Filming Locations:

Kenner, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's working title was Headshot. See more »

Goofs

The police file shows Bonomo's (Sylvester Stallone) date of birth as April 24, 1962, however, in the beginning when they are showing his mug shots, he has allegedly arrested in Clark County, Nevada on 01/29/1968 and Dade County, Florida on December 20, 1971. In both mug shots, he was clearly an adult, even though by those dates, he would have only been 5 on the date of the first arrest and 9 in the second one. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, an animated flying bullet destroys the logos of the various production companies. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Bullet to the Head/Warm Bodies (2013) See more »

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Bourbon Street Parade
Produced by Jay Weigel
Performed by The ReBirth Brass Band
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Despite the Clichés, a Good and Funny Action Movie
28 December 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo (Sylvester Stallone), a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard (Jon Seda) execute the dirty cop Hank Greely (Holt McCallany) in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan (Jason Momoa) while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang) 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 (Sarah Shahi) 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 (Brian Van Holt) that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste (Christian Slater) and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje).

"Bullet to the Head" is the return of the cult director Walter Hill to the direction after six years without making a movie. The story uses many clichés and the double Taylor and Jimmy is identical to other comedies with two different characters forced to work together and having the conventional frictions. But the story and the action are good, the locations in NOLA are wonderful and the music score is excellent. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Alvo Duplo" ("Double Target")


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