History Film / Killshot

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.
16th May '15 5:20:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* BookEnds: The opening and closing lines of are both Blackbird reciting/narrating the set of rules that he lives by as a contract killer, albeit in truncated form the second time around.

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* BookEnds: The opening and closing lines of are both Blackbird reciting/narrating the set of rules that he lives by as a contract killer, albeit in truncated form the second time around.
29th Apr '15 3:46:14 AM nirao01
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Carmen and Wayne Colson live a quiet, suburban life. Carmen (Diane Lane) is a realtor while Wayne (Thomas Jane) 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) is a realtor while Wayne (Thomas Jane) (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…
18th Apr '15 11:24:05 AM Katsuhagi
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: The old man Blackbird kills at the beginning calmly accepts his murder, but requests he be allowed to put some clothes on first. Blackbird obliges.

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* FaceDeathWithDignity: The old man Blackbird kills at the beginning calmly accepts his murder, but requests he be allowed to put some clothes on first. Blackbird obliges. This scene is repeated nearly word for word at the end of the book when Blackbird is about to shoot Carmen and he lets her get dressed, [[spoiler:but this time she takes the opportunity to grab a gun and turn the tables on him]].


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* NobleDemon: Blackbird is a ruthless killer but he ''does'' have limits, and is generally polite and makes it clear to his victims that it's NothingPersonal [[spoiler:Richie excepted]].
18th Apr '15 11:21:37 AM Katsuhagi
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18th Apr '15 11:21:18 AM Katsuhagi
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* AnimalMotifs: Blackbird, made obvious enough by his alias, but in the novel he also mentions that his Ojibwe grandmother kept saying she would turn him into an owl but the one time they actually tried she said he hadn't done the ritual right and it didn't work.
4th Apr '15 10:26:28 AM Morgenthaler
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