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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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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
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Mario
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Johnson
Barry Brenner ...
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Brock
Richard E. Butler ...
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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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They attacked the wrong woman... They kidnapped the wrong child... And they made the wrong man their target. See more »

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Thriller | Action

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3 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Hell to Pay  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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As of 2014, this is the only William Lustig film not released on DVD. See more »

Quotes

Jack Collins: [about Caleek] That's the guy that killed Brian? That's the guy that's got my son?
Frank DeSalvo: Hey, Collins, that guy is so twisted when he dies you'll have to screw him in the ground. He's killed so many people he owns his own cemetery.
Jack Collins: Let's take him!
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Written by Robby Weaver and Rusty Weaver
(C) Burtus Publishing (EMI)
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Fun Action Film
31 August 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hit List is an action film that has enough suspense and predictability to keep you on the edge of your seat and cheering at the same time. The story is about a mistaken identity murder and kidnapping that turns Jan-Michael Vincent from caring father, to an unstoppable killing machine. Like all action movies, there are points that are totally ridiculous, but the movie as a whole was adventurous and fun. Action film fanatics are sure to enjoy.


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