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Hit Man (1972)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  20 December 1972 (USA)
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A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

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Tyrone Tackett
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Gozelda (as Pamela Grier)
Lisa Moore ...
Laural Garfoot
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Irvelle Way
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Sherwood Epps
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Rochelle Tackett
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Nano Zito
Ed Cambridge ...
Theatis Oliver (as Edmund Cambridge)
Bob Harris ...
Shag Merriweather
Rudy Challenger ...
Swift
Marilyn Joi ...
Rita Biggs (as Tracy Ann-King)
Christopher Joy ...
Leon (as Christipher Joy)
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Huey
John Lupton ...
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Diane Sommerfield
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A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

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Crime | Drama

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Hitman le créole de Harlem  »

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Tyrone Tackett: You two for a nickel, jive time, freak time whore.
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Uggghhh! The dialogue. But worth a watch... once.
9 September 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film shows how taking even a solidly founded film and remaking it with low end rambling dialogue can mutilate what had some promise. Shot almost scene for scene from GET CARTER -based on the 1969 novel Jack's Return Home (which has resonated through multitudes of other film plots successfully). This movie flounders in a horribly almost plot-less screenplay. I dread what the outcome would have been had GET CARTER not been the master mold. In this genre remake the hero is not clear as to his history and drive and floats from place to place. No matter how much spicing up with racy visuals it still falls short.

Not trying to short change any film, I watched it a second time and nothing changed, no nuance to be found (no fault of Bernie Casey). This is a typical low grade band wagon production from MGM of the time. With dialogue like "That just ain't in his head. I'm the freak of the family", when pondering whether his brother's death could have actually been a suicide you have a long haul to the end of this one.

Better use of the "out for revenge" plots of this era and genre have been seen in Welcome Home Brother Charles and Gordon's War.


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