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Hit List (1989)

 -  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

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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 ...
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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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He was the Mob's next target. But he would never be there victim. 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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Jan-Michael Vincent's substance abuse was reportedly so bad that William Lustig filmed many single shots of him because he thought he would later have to replace him with another actor. See more »

Quotes

Frank DeSalvo: Hey! Whoa! Buster Badass! You are playin' in the major leagues here. You do things my way, or you do it alone.
Jack Collins: [Grabs gun] This may be your world but it's my kid! Got it?
Frank DeSalvo: You are a real dunce-ski.
Jack Collins: Yeah, well, fuck you.
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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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Acceptable, if ordinary, action film.
11 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Hit List" is a perfectly acceptable little actioner. Anyone who has seen a fair amount of action pics will agree that the quality of this movie is average, and not nearly as low as it often gets in this genre. An extremely untalented lead is a major disappointment here, but the good supporting roles (particularly a colorful Torn, who seems to slightly imitate De Niro's version of Al Capone from "The Untouchables") make up for that. The script is ordinary, and gets far-fetched at the end, but the slick production values keep the film watchable.


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