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 <email@example.com>
Even Bad Guys Have Bad Days.
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Did You Know?
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
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
I'll just get back in the car then?
Remade as The Hit