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Portrait of a Hitman (1979)

R | | Drama, Action | January 1984 (USA)
A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

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Jim Buck
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Max Andreotti
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Dr. Bob Michaels
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Cathey
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Coco Morrell
Philip Ahn ...
Wong
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Charlie Blue
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George
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Volsted
Ed Ness ...
Captain Ned
Garrison True ...
Joe
Carla Haley ...
Della
Gloria Lynn Dyer ...
Nurse Grogg
Monica Peterson ...
Mrs. Roberts
Robert Starks ...
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A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

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Trained killer or talented artist... Jimbuck is both!

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Bad,Bad,Bad.
12 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What in the world were Jack Palance and Rod Steiger thinking about when they agreed to appear in this film? It is so poorly written and the characters so shallow as to be beyond belief. It reminds me of the really trashy porn movies of the early 70's where plot and character development didn't feature, just the naked flesh. There is no porn here just the lack of plot and every other item that makes for an interesting and enjoyable film. The lack of realism is also evident and all concerned appear to be 'going through the motions' as if paying back some obligation . My vote is 1/10. why oh why did you do it Jack? you can't have been that hard up.


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