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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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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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1 February 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,548,201 (USA) (1 February 2013)

Gross:

$9,483,821 (USA) (8 March 2013)
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Christian Slater's first major role in an theatrical film in eight years since Alone in the Dark (2005). See more »

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When Bonomo meets Kwon in the bar for the first time, Bonomo fills up his glass with his favorite 2 Bullet bourbon. He then drinks about half of the glass. While talking to Kwon he brings the glass back up to his mouth for another drink and the glass is full again. See more »

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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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Main Street Special
Produced by Jay Weigel
Written by Andre Michot
Performed by The Lost Bayou Ramblers
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Despite the Clichés, a Good and Funny Action Movie
28 December 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See 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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