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Hit! (1973)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Allen
Mike Willmer
Paul Hampton ...
Barry Strong
Gwen Welles ...
Sherry Nielson
Warren J. Kemmerling ...
Dutch Schiller (as Warren Kemmerling)
Janet Brandt ...
Zooey Hall ...
Carlin (as David Hall)
Todd Martin ...
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Jenny Astruc ...
Madame Frelou
Yves Barsacq ...
Jean-Claude Bercq ...
Henri Cogan ...
Pierre Collet ...


A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring. Written by

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To pull off a job no one would ever dare, you need a team no one would ever believe.


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1 February 1975 (Japan)  »

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9 drab i Marseille  »

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One of the earliest films to show product placement of McDonalds food when Billy Dee and Warren Kammerling are in the car and Kammerling (ever in search of the perfect hamburger) says McDs 'makes a f***ing good hamburger'. See more »


When the two hit-men chase Billy Dee to a racetrack, they corner him in a trailer home. During a shootout, Billy Dee escapes in a 70s model Ford or Chevrolet van, however the soundtrack of the van's motor is of a Volkswagen vehicle (Beetle or Van) with standard transmission. See more »


References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Ahead of it's time: begging for a remake.
23 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This has come out on DVD in April 2012. I had been looking for this for a long time. I hadn't seen it in nearly 25 years and I am surprised how well it has aged.

So, here we are with a piece of cinema that was well ahead of it's time (and still his) as far as inter-racial relationships is concerned. Even Denzel has not had the intestinal fortitude to go where Billy Dee Williams has gone: falling in love with a gorgeous white woman in the person of Gwen Welles.

Sexy and tender: this would be exceptional in 2012, but it was done in 1973! Hit! is a great story that doesn't shy away from character development. It quietly builds itself in 135 short minutes.

Of course it has its flaws like all the B+ stuff, but boy would I like to see a remake of this.

It has all the ingredients of a Stallone flick: losers humbly redeem themselves doing extraordinary things in so brief instants where their whole existence must past in front of them.

It was like I knew - and fell in love with - every character.

A tour de force by Sidney Furie that would be difficult to duplicate using modern standards.

Still, I would love to see this one remade.

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