Bullet in the Face

Bullet in the Face

Is he good? Is he bad? Psychopath or sexy cad? Sinner saint, sinner fell, the sinner wound up in Hell.

From Alan Spencer, the man who created the cop parody Sledge Hammer!, comes Bullet in the Face. This all-out parody of crime-action thrillers gives us murderous hitman Gunter Vogler (Max Williams), who is shot in the face. Police commissioner Eva Braden (Jessica Steen) arranges for Gunter to receive the transplanted face of the last cop he murdered, the partner of Karl Hagerman (Neil Roberts). Gunter partners with Karl and gets to work with the police and get back his face if he brings down crimelords Johann Tannhauser (Eddie Izzard) and Racken (Eric Roberts). Complicating things is the fact that Gunter's girlfriend Martine Mahler (Kate Kelton) is the one who shot him, and will stop at nothing to protect her unborn child.

If the plot sounds like nonsense, that's because... well, it is. In the grand tradition of Airplane!, Top Secret!, Police Squad! and... well, Sledge Hammer!, the plot is just there to hang a series of jokes and hammy acting on. The show takes place in its own little world where anything is possible. Gunter guns down civilians and laughs maniacally at crime scenes, Karl trips over everything and breaks into tears at every opportunity, and bullet fly everywhere. No one notices or even thinks that it's strange. Combine with hammy acting alternating with deadpan lines like, "But I'd like to check out your basement. Where is it?" "In the basement," and you have a classic parody.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x05 -- The World Stage (Aug/17/2012)

A third party sets Tannhauser and Racken at each other's throats, and the police are caught in the middle. Meanwhile, Gunter discovers that he's taking on the memories of the man whose face he wears.

Max WilliamsMax Williams
As Gunter Vogler
Neil NapierNeil Napier
As Karl Hagerman
Jessica SteenJessica Steen
As Eva Braden
Jessica SteenJessica Steen
As Eva Braden
Kate KeltonKate Kelton
As Martine Mahler
Kate KeltonKate Kelton
As Martine Mahler


Reviews: 4
Wery original consept!!Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

I must say this is a wery awsome show that has a twisted storyline like no other. I would highly recomend this show!!! Read more

Review posted on Monday, August 27th 2012 at 1:48 pm

1 review available
recap: As Tannhauser continues to monitor Racken's attacks on his holdings, Martine warns him that her baby is on the way. He's more obsessed with his downfall and she walks off, and Tannhauser calls Racken to provoke him. Once he hangs up, Racken tells his men to kill Tannhauser... read more.

1x5: The World Stage recap: A geisha arrives at the hotel room of mobster Paulo Sabatini, who complains that she's running late. She doesn't say anything but is soon giving him a massage. Sabatini rolls over and tells her to perform, but she decapitates him with a sword... read more.

1x4: Kiss Me Thrice recap: As the city's temperature rises, Gunter is at his apartment making sausages. Two of Racken's men come in with guns. After a brief fight, they finally subdue Gunter and take him away. They take him to Racken, who tells Gunter that he was lying about the traitor in his organization. He's sure that his men would never fink and has them demonstrate their obedience. After Racken shoots the one who won't humiliate himself, he tells Gunter that Tannhauser has more cops on his payroll so he wants to pay Gunter to find Tannhauser, who is agoraphobic and never leaves his hideout. However, first he wants to be sure that Gunter is loyal to him... read more.

1x3: Drug of Choice recap: Klaus Mollert is at home playing video games while his babysitter and her boyfriend make out on the couch. After drinking an energy drink, Klaus takes out a gun and shoots at the game screen. The babysitter hears the shot but her boyfriend dismisses it. As they go back to kissing, Klaus enters the room and shoots them dead, and then kills the parakeet... read more.

1x2: Angel of Death recap: At a church, a priest prays and then shoots himself as the housekeeper, Mrs. Delmuth, looks on in horror... read more.
Recurring Guests

Eddie Izzard as Johann Tannhauser (11 eps)
Alex Bisping as Physician (5 eps)
Eric Roberts as Racken (4 eps)
Scott Faulconbridge as Police in Uniform #1 (4 eps)
James Kidnie as Oral Surgeon / Isaiah (2 eps)
Marcel Jeannin as Dortmunder / Rolf (2 eps)
Una Kay as Elderly Woman (2 eps)
Heidi Foss as Miss Leibwächter (2 eps)
Guido Grasso, Jr. as Mobster / Paulo Sabatini (2 eps)
Mylène Dinh-Robic as Teacher / Female (2 eps)

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Network: IFC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Action, Comedy
Status: Ended
Airs: Thursdays, Fridays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: August 16, 2012
Ended: August 17, 2012
Episodes Order: 6
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