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Hit List (1989)

R  |   |  Thriller, Action  |  3 March 1989 (USA)
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A family man and a mob witness hunt for a hit-man who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Collins
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Frank DeSalvo
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Chris Caleek
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Tom Mitchum
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Vic Luca
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Brian Armstrong
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Jared Riley
Harriet Hall ...
Sandy Collins
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Gravenstein
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Abe Fasio
Nick Barbaro ...
Mario
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Johnson
Barry Brenner ...
Doctor
Geoff Brewer ...
Brock
Richard E. Butler ...
Wink
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Gangster boss Vincent Luca shall appear in court to account for his crimes - but he has a man at the police who tells him names and locations of the witnesses, so he can kill them all - but one: In the last hit, the professional killer gets into the wrong house. When the owner Mark Collins comes home, he finds his pregnant wife unconscious in the kitchen, his friend dead in the living room and his son kidnapped. The police officer wants Luca to believe he has the real witness' son and sends Collins into prison. But he manages to escape and takes things into his own hands. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The F.B.I. Had Him. The Mob Wants Him. Being Popular Can Be Deadly. See more »

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Thriller | Action

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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell to Pay  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

During post-production, the ADR crew re-recorded all of Jan-Michael Vincent's lines. See more »

Quotes

Chris Caleek: His father?
[to Kenny]
Chris Caleek: You're not Frank DeSalvo's kid?
Jack Collins: No, he's *my* son.
Chris Caleek: Well, go 'head and shoot! I'll break his fuckin' neck anyway!
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Bad News
Written by Robby Weaver and Rusty Weaver
(C) Burtus Publishing (EMI)
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You've seen it all before ... but ................
22 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This hide and seek drama between the police with mob witnesses and the mob hit men who want to kill them, is played for maximum excitement and maximum stunt work in "Hit List". Even though Jan-Michael Vincent and Leo Rossi have top billing, it is Lance Henriksen and Charles Napier who carry the film. Rip Torn is the mob boss who sends an unhinged Henriksen after F.B.I. witness, Rossi. When the hit goes wrong and Vincent's son is kidnapped, all hell breaks loose. Seeing Lance Henriksen selling womens shoes is worth the ticket price by itself. Throw in some intense action, while throwing out most logic, and you pretty much have the idea. .................................. - MERK


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