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Alan Trustman (written by) and
David M. Wolf (written by)
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Release Date:
1 February 1975 (Japan) See more »
To pull off a job no one would ever dare, you need a team no one would ever believe.
A federal agent whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Billy Dee Williams ... Nick Allen

Richard Pryor ... Mike Willmer
Paul Hampton ... Barry Strong
Gwen Welles ... Sherry Nielson
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Dutch Schiller (as Warren Kemmerling)
Janet Brandt ... Ida

Sid Melton ... Herman
Zooey Hall ... Carlin (as David Hall)
Todd Martin ... Crosby

Norman Burton ... The Director
Jenny Astruc ... Madame Frelou
Yves Barsacq ... Romain
Jean-Claude Bercq ... Jean-Baptiste
Henri Cogan ... Bornou
Pierre Collet ... Zero
Robert Lombard ... Mr. Frelou
Paul Mercey ... Jyras
Malka Ribowska ... MadameOrissa
Richard Saint-Bris ... Monteca

Tina Andrews ... Jeannie Allen
Frank Christi ... Judge

Mwako Cumbuka ... Boyfriend
Lee Duncan ... Pusher
Janear Hines ... Esther
Jerry Jones ... The Weasel
Don McGovern ... Roger
Glenn Stensel ... Martin

Noble Willingham ... Warden Springer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Griffith Wm. Kadnier ... Campus Punk (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney J. Furie 
Writing credits
Alan Trustman (written by) and
David M. Wolf (written by) (as David Wolf)

Produced by
Gray Frederickson .... executive producer
Harry Korshak .... producer
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
John A. Alonzo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Argyle Nelson Jr.  (as Argyle Nelson)
Art Direction by
Georges Petitot (art director: France)
Set Decoration by
Leonard A. Mazzola  (as Leonard Mazzola)
Costume Design by
Ron Talsky  (as Ronald Talsky)
Makeup Department
Maurice Stein .... makeup artist
Production Management
Robin S. Clark .... production manager (as Robin Clark)
Henri Jaquillard .... production manager: France
Roch Siffredi .... production executive: France
Fred Slark .... production executive
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin S. Clark .... first assistant director (as Robin Clark)
Robert Graner .... second assistant director
Louis Pitzele .... assistant director: France
Art Department
Mazzola Anthony .... property master
André Boumedil .... prop man: France (as Andre Boumedil)
Sound Department
Richard Portman .... re-recording mixer
David M. Ronne .... production sound recordist (as David Ronne)
Keith Stafford .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Joe Lombardi .... special effects
Larry Holt .... stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gilles Bonneau .... camera operator: France
Gary R. Dodd .... key grip (as Gary Dodd)
Richard Hart .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shelly Levine .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Roberta Adye .... assistant editor
Location Management
Paul Lemaire .... location manager: France
Transportation Department
Dale Henry .... transportation
Other crew
Jack English .... production assistant
Helly Sterian .... script girl: France (as Helly Sterian Diot)
Terry Terrill .... script supervisor

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134 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R | West Germany:16
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Did You Know?

The year before this movie was released, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor played together in Lady Sings the Blues (1972).See more »
Continuity: When "Nick Allen" (Billy Dee Williams) waits outside for "Esther" (Janear Hines) to leave her place of work, she has on a dark colored blouse and her hair is draped around her neck to her shoulders. Then from an in-car shot when Esther is shown driving (checking her left rear-view mirror, seeing she's being followed by Nick), her clothes and hairstyle have changed: she is now wearing a white colored blouse and her hair is in a pony tail.

She pulls over for Nick, he gets out of his car, walks to the driver side of her car and her clothes and hairstyle have changed back to her wearing a dark colored blouse and her hair draped around her neck to her shoulders.See more »
Esther:You know the government pays me $18,000 to be a computer programmer. I'd trade every single cent... just for one night with you.
Nick Allen:I can't stay with you. I can't.
[Nick then kisses Esther]
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Movie Connections:
References The Godfather (1972)See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Hit! is like cold steel through the lower intestine......., 19 August 2008
Author: charleslennonbaker from United States

the plot is awful but the premise is heart felt. Substitute heroine for any vice or society's many ills and that's the "bag guy(s)" in this movie.

The Hit! takes a little from each previous genre during the '70's and late '60's and twists them to such an extent that if the movie was made 40 years prior to it's release date or 30 years after, it would, could and still stands up to the test of time.

You can see elements of the dirty dozen/guns of the Naverone themes. James Bond/"Get Carter" char. Shaft/inner city turmoil etc.

I initially saw bits of this movie at 0'dark thirty on USA channel about 13-14 years ago. It was just before the plan's 'plot' implementation. But What kept me spellbound was seeing Billy Dee holding what I believe was a Swedish K or M-36 "pulverizer" submachine gun! I mean Billy Dee?!? Mr. Cool!?! I'd never even seen him look mean! Forget about being a assassin. But their he was.

After 5 minutes I was hooked. I tried finding the movie in the stores but to no avail. I asked every retailer I could find if they had the movie. Most thought I was DELUSIONAL. They'd never heard of the movie or couldn't order it.

Finally 5 years ago the movie came on AMC of all places and I could finally watch the movie in it's entirety. I wasn't disappointed. A sequel or a remake would be perfect write about now.

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