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The Hollow Point (2016)

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A new sheriff of a small town along the U.S. & Mexico border investigates a drug cartel deal that went horribly wrong.


Nils Lyew





Credited cast:
Patrick Wilson ... Wallace
Lynn Collins ... Marla
Ian McShane ... Leland
John Leguizamo ... Atticus
Jim Belushi ... Shep Diaz
Heather Beers ... Ellie
Michael Flynn ... Jesse
Derek Boone ... Samuel
David Fernandez Jr. ... Eugenio
Nathan Stevens ... Clive Mercy
David H. Stevens ... Ken Mercy (as David Stevens)
Karli Hall ... Lilly
Craig Clyde ... Harry
Yolanda Wood ... Lydia
Marlon V. Gaines Marlon V. Gaines ... Tow Truck Driver (as Marlon Gaines)


Across the Southwest United States, dozens of towns in the Mexican borders are being plagued by arms dealers who make a fortune by smuggling guns and ammunition to arm the cartels. Rumoured to be dead, Sheriff Wallace returns as the prodigal son to his hometown in Los Reyes County, Arizona, to replace Leland, the unapologetic, small-town man of the law after a routine check that went terribly wrong and forced him to retire. Soon enough, Wallace will get caught in the middle of a bloody inquiry trying to find out those who struck the profitable deal, while at the same time, a stash of blood-money and a kill list made by the relentless Atticus, the cartel's resilient hit man, threatens the town's peace. From now on, there will be no arresting anymore. Written by Nick Riganas

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Good men can do bad things See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

16 December 2016 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man on Carrion Road See more »

Filming Locations:

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Atlas Independent See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Timothy Olyphant was originally cast to the role of Wallace but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and replaced by Patrick Wilson. See more »


Sheriff Wallace wears a revolver, but the ammunition pouches are for an automatic. See more »


Leland: You' re not an unfortunate man. You're an auspicious parasite, and I need you to tell me who's on the other side of that spook!
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Missing Kentucky
Performed by Gomez County
Music and Lyrics by María López-Gallego
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Spoilers? Not possible Here
17 December 2016 | by neko1962See all my reviews

I understand that to review a movie one cannot give away facts about the film...therefore 'spoiling' it for others whom have not seen it (yet). The Hollow Point is impossible to spoil. It should be titled, 'A Hollow Point'. No, that's way to kind. A Hollow Point hints that it may actually have a point , which The Hollow Point undoubtedly does not.

I love movies you see. My wife could not comprehend why I went raving mad while watching this mess. She says, "Oh, it's only a movie". Nope, not to us true movie lovers who want to escape into another world, another place, and forget about everything else. You know, like HGTV does for her I suppose..... The Hollow point will not give you that escape people. It is beyond hollow. It will not, could not, because it does not mean anything. It's not action, not drama, and although it tries very hard to be a crime thriller, it reminds me of a black comedy minus the laugh track. Perhaps you're acquainted with that old Japanese crime drama Woody Allen changed the words on and made it into a comedy. What's Up Tiger Lily?..... Now that was funny stuff. But this Hollow Point had none of that magic. Perhaps it was meant to be serious. A grim crime tragedy (maybe) about Mexican cartel guns, no......no....about leaving or coming home or needing to leave that dead-end small town.. Or was it corruption in small town America?

I honestly couldn't tell you. But by the end of the movie you think it may actually be a comedy. A comedy hiding behind unrealistic premises in the brief gloom of an impossible plot so full of holes it made the German battleship, Bismarck, look better than a royal Caribbean cruise liner off Key West. Yes Florida. That statement has more logic than giving each movie character a total lack of good judgment. In other words, NOT doing things like we would do. Us......the public.

I read that Timothy Olyphant was to play the lead role but backed out. Assuming that he took a few minutes to view this screen gem, he must have been thanking his lucky stars ole Patrick Wilson landed the role. Oh yes....yup....he was pleased. One final hollow point, by the end of the movie I began drifting off.....(you know, watching but thinking about something else)......wondering if I had made the right choice. At first I thought about shaving, but then I thought...hell, tomorrows Sunday. It's OK. Then it hit me, did I make the right choice? The right choice in forking over seven dollars and ninety nine cents for this masterpiece instead of watching The Property Brothers on HGTV.

At least that show has a point..

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