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The Hitman (1991)

After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the ... See full summary »

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Cliff Garrett / Grogan
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Ronny 'Del' Delaney
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Marco Luganni
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Christine De Vera
Salim Grant ...
Tim Murphy
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Chambers
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Andre Lacombe
Bruno Gerussi ...
Nino
Frank Ferrucci ...
Shahad
James Purcell ...
Sal
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Kate
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Lemke (as Alan Peterson)
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Scolari
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Scarlini
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Galione
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After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the burgeoning Seattle-area criminal underworld, but it is all done in order to take it down from within. Written by Anonymous

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He's so far undercover he may never get back.

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Rated R for strong gangster violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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25 October 1991 (USA)  »

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$4,654,288 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally envisioned as a vehicle for Charles Bronson by its writers, but offered to Chuck Norris by Cannon -- who had a relationship with the star. See more »

Goofs

When the woman gets shot in her car through the driver's window, the window breaks before the bad guy pulls the trigger. See more »

Quotes

Chris Garret: Why did you agree to see me?
Andre Lacombe: So that you could carry a personal message back to that garlic-breath pig. I have moved south. I will stay south. Luganni is too weak to kick me out. And should you, he, or these Iranians you mention ever come into Vancouver, I will personally write Andre Lacombe's name on all your snowy graves... with piss.
Chris Garret: [Lacombes assistant tries remove Garret, Garret floors him and pulls a shotgun that was not detected by Lacombes assistant] It maybe your handwriting... but it ...
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Soundtracks

On The Road Again
Written by Floyd Jones and Alan Wilson
Performed by Andy Prieboy
Courtesy of Dr. Dream Records, Inc.
from the album "...Upon my Wicked Son"
Used by arrangement with Frederick Music Company and EMI Unart Catalog Inc.
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Another defender
6 January 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

I'm glad that someone else likes this movie. I admit it isn't a GREAT movie, but it's never boring, and delivers enough of the goods. Excellent location shooting, and stylish direction (Aaron Norris' somehow managed to competently direct for once). However, there are some racist overtones that left a bad taste in my mouth.


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