History Film / Killshot

23rd Oct '17 9:44:42 AM omnicritic
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* FauxAffablyEvil: Richie. Unlike the more calm and reserved Blackbird, Richie is playful and generally puts on a humorously cheerful front. This is all because he's utterly a perverted sadist and has no sense of nobility using killing as fun and game.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Richie. Unlike the more calm and reserved Blackbird, Richie is playful and generally puts on a humorously cheerful front. This is all because he's an utterly a perverted sadist and has no sense of nobility using killing as fun and game.
10th Jul '17 11:01:22 AM Mdumas43073
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''Killshot'' is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Creator/JohnMadden and starring Creator/DianeLane, Creator/ThomasJane, Creator/MickeyRourke and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt. It is [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] the 1989 novel of the same name by Creator/ElmoreLeonard.

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''Killshot'' is a 2008 American crime thriller film directed by Creator/JohnMadden and Creator/JohnMadden, starring Creator/DianeLane, Creator/ThomasJane, Creator/MickeyRourke and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt. It is [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] the 1989 novel of the same name by Creator/ElmoreLeonard.
18th Jun '17 8:15:59 PM jormis29
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Carmen and Wayne Colson live a quiet, suburban life. Carmen (Diane Lane) is a realtor while Wayne (Creator/ThomasJane) is an ironworker. Suddenly everything is violently changed when they stumble upon an extortion plot hatched by two crooks, Armand "Blackbird" (Mickey Rourke) Degas and his partner Richie Nix (Creator/JosephGordonLevitt). While Richie is unstable and impatient, the Blackbird is calm and collected. After Wayne forces the two away with a Sleever Bar, the criminals decide to exact vengeance on the Colsons…

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Carmen and Wayne Colson live a quiet, suburban life. Carmen (Diane Lane) (Creator/DianeLane) is a realtor while Wayne (Creator/ThomasJane) is an ironworker. Suddenly everything is violently changed when they stumble upon an extortion plot hatched by two crooks, Armand "Blackbird" (Mickey Rourke) Degas and his partner Richie Nix (Creator/JosephGordonLevitt). While Richie is unstable and impatient, the Blackbird is calm and collected. After Wayne forces the two away with a Sleever Bar, the criminals decide to exact vengeance on the Colsons…
4th Mar '17 5:07:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Part of what makes [[spoiler:Blackbird turn on Richie]] since the latter makes it clear he intends to assault Carmen and makes her strip down. After [[spoiler:shooting Richie]] Blackbird agrees to let her put on some clothes.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Part of what makes [[spoiler:Blackbird turn on Richie]] since the latter makes it clear he intends to assault Carmen and [[ShamefulStrip makes her strip down. down]]. After [[spoiler:shooting Richie]] Blackbird agrees to let her put on some clothes.clothes.
* ShamefulStrip: When Blackbird and Richie invade the Colsons' home in the climax, Richie forces Carmen to strip down to her underwear and indicates that a sexual assault is next. [[spoiler:This pisses off Blackbird so much that he kills his associate.]]
21st Aug '16 8:30:17 AM eroock
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''Killshot'' is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Creator/JohnMadden and starring Creator/DianeLane, Creator/ThomasJane, Creator/MickeyRourke and Creator/JosephGordonLevitt. It is [[TheFilmOfTheBook based on]] the 1989 novel of the same name by Creator/ElmoreLeonard.



Based on a 1989 book by Creator/ElmoreLeonard.
5th Aug '16 12:31:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* MuggingTheMonster: Richie, a fancy-talking hoodlum and wannabe {{Badass}} decides to steal the cadillac of a middle-aged man (Blackbird) who looks dressed like a modern-day cowboy after the man grabbed a bite at a cheap diner. After driving around for a while at gunpoint they park the car somewhere, and Richie peruses through Blackbird's wallet. Then Blackbird shoves a gun in Richie's face and reveals that he's a contract killer. Interestingly he doesn't kill Richie, but hangs around with him for the remainder of the film.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Richie, a fancy-talking hoodlum and wannabe {{Badass}} badass decides to steal the cadillac of a middle-aged man (Blackbird) who looks dressed like a modern-day cowboy after the man grabbed a bite at a cheap diner. After driving around for a while at gunpoint they park the car somewhere, and Richie peruses through Blackbird's wallet. Then Blackbird shoves a gun in Richie's face and reveals that he's a contract killer. Interestingly he doesn't kill Richie, but hangs around with him for the remainder of the film.
28th Feb '16 9:58:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* LeaveNoWitnesses: Blackbird has a policy of killing anyone who sees his face during his kills. This comes back to bite him when he is hired by the mafia to kill an old criminal but goes off-plan by also killing the girl who let him in and could identify him. The pissed off mob boss puts a prize on Blackbird's head because the girl was his mistress.

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* LeaveNoWitnesses: Blackbird has a policy of killing anyone who sees his face during his kills. This comes back to bite him is because of a prior hit that went wrong when his brother let a nurse who witnessed them go freely, who then sounded an alarm. When he is hired by the mafia to kill an old criminal but criminal, he goes off-plan by also killing the girl woman who let him in and as she could identify him. The pissed off mob boss who hired him puts a prize on Blackbird's head because the girl woman was his mistress.
28th Feb '16 9:51:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* SickbedSlaying: Blackbird, a Native American contract killer, remembers a hit on someone who was staying in the hospital. Unfortunately, he brought his younger brother along, who, when confronted by a nurse, let her live when she saw them. She immediately sounds the alarm and gets Blackbird's brother killed.
15th Sep '15 9:28:45 AM lakingsif
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* DressingToDie: The old man whom mafia hitman Blackbird kills in the opening decides that he'd rather die with some decent clothes when Blackbird catches him walking out of the shower.
15th Jun '15 5:08:58 AM Katsuhagi
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* MixedAncestry: Blackbird is half-Ojibwe, and while it's not explicitly touched on ([[ShowDontTell it's Elmore Leonard after all]]) it's heavily implied that this has made him feel like an outsider his whole life.
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