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The Hit (1984)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  8 March 1985 (USA)
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Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen (Braddock ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Stuart ...
First Man
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Second Man
A.J. Clarke ...
Third Man
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Willie Parker
Lennie Peters ...
Mr. Corrigan
Bernie Searle ...
Hopwood (as Bernie Searl)
Brian Royal ...
Fellows
Albie Woodington ...
Riordan
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Judge
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Barrister
Manuel de Benito ...
Juan (as Manuel De Benito)
Juan Calot ...
Priest
Enrique San Francisco ...
Kidnapper (as Quique San Francisco)
Will More ...
Kidnapper (as Joaquin Alonso)
José Luis Fernández 'Pirri' ...
Kidnapper (as Jose Luis Fernandez)
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Storyline

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen (Braddock and Myron) show up and kidnap Willie. They are ordered to escort him back to Paris where he should stand trial. But it is a long way to Paris... Written by Harald Mayr <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Willie Parker grassed... ten years later they came for their revenge. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Trivia

Joe Strummer was originally considered for the part of Myron, but his band mates (in The Clash) nixed the idea. Strummer then recommended Tim Roth for the part based on his appearance as "Trevor the Skinhead" in the TV movie Made in Britain (1982). "The Hit" was the 22 year old Roth's first theatrical feature and granted him a BAFTA nomination for Best Newcomer. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, a black Ford Zephyr Mark III pulls up outside Willie Parker's flat. It has a number plate ending in K, denoting that it was first registered in 1971 or 1972. However this model of car was only made between 1962 and 1966. The DVLA rules on personalised number plates forbid a plate that makes a car look "younger" that its actual year of manufacture. See more »

Quotes

Myron: You've got nothing to smile about mate, if you knew.
Willie: If I knew?
[to Braddock]
Willie: He thinks I don't know.
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John Hurt and Tim Roth make a wonderful team.
24 August 2002 | by (Bothell, WA) – See all my reviews

The writing and acting are outstanding -all the characters are imbued with distinct three-dimensional personalities. The humor is very dry, and there's a deep sense of irony that pervades this film. The thrust of the script, I feel, outlines how human intellect and instinct constantly play a game of one-upsmanship, and the nature of life is, ultimately, unpredictable and beyond our control. A personal favorite.


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