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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





Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Wilson ... Wallace
Ian McShane ... Leland
John Leguizamo ... Atticus
Lynn Collins ... Marla
Jim Belushi ... Shep Diaz
Karli Hall ... Lilly
David H. Stevens David H. Stevens ... Ken Mercy
Derek Boone ... Samuel Gibbons
Yolanda Wood ... Lydia
Michael Flynn ... Jerry
Craig Clyde ... Harry
Carl Hadra Carl Hadra ... Clay Kinston
Heather Beers ... Ellie
Annette Wright Annette Wright ... Ramona
Nathan Stevens ... Clive Mercy


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 »

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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?


This is the second film that Patrick Wilson has had to replace original lead actor Timothy Olyphant who also dropped out of Bone Tomahawk (2015). 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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Gods Gonna Cut You Down
Performed by Kevin Lovatt
Kevin Lovatt Copyright Control P&C 2010
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Great acting
4 January 2017 | by amesmondeSee all my reviews

This illegal transportation take centres around the smuggling of bullets into Mexico. A retired lawman works with a new sheriff to stop a vicious hit-man who threatens their border town.

Director Gonzalo López-Gallego offers a gritty surprisingly violent series of graphic shenanigans with plenty of blood, gunshots, burns and severed limbs. It has the feel of similar to No County for Old Men (2007). Writer Nils Lyew delivers a modern take on the High Noon story with some smart dialogue.

López-Gallego's the on location shoot gives it a realistic backdrop. The characters are all shady with Lyew throwing in a few surprise moments, Brit Ian McShane continues to build on his Hollywood reputation. Patrick Wilson is on fine form and plays against his usual good guy persona, but it's John Leguizamo that steals the show as an imposing Mexican assassin. Notably Jim Belushi in a serious role as slimy Shep Diaz is notable.

Overall, worth checking out for its meandering story and gritty graphicness.

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