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The Hitman (1991)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Garret / Grogan
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Ronny 'Del' Delaney
Al Waxman ...
Marco Luganni
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Christine De Vera
Salim Grant ...
Tim Murphy
Ken Pogue ...
Chambers
Marcel Sabourin ...
Andre Lacombe
Bruno Gerussi ...
Nino
Frank Ferrucci ...
Shahad
James Purcell ...
Sal
Candus Churchill ...
Kate
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Lemke (as Alan Peterson)
Paris Mileos ...
Scolari
Alex Bruhanski ...
Scarlini
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
Galione
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Storyline

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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 October 1991 (USA)  »

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Hitman  »

Box Office

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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: [police arriving outside, Garret has Del tied into a chair hanging out of the window] Now if you feel the need to piss your pants Del? just squeeze them cheeks... real tight...
Detective Chambers: [approaching Garret who is near Del at the window] Ok Garret, we'll take it from here...
Chris Garret: It's just about time anyway...
Detective Chambers: [walking after Garret who has started walking away from the window where Del's chair is rigged with a bomb] What's that mean?... Garret...
Detective Chambers: [Del explodes, Chambers is shocked] Damn it Garret... we wanted him...
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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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Very good action film
31 October 2006 | by (Western United States) – See all my reviews

Given the genre, this movie is excellent. If you're in the mood for a romantic film or a slow foreign flick, skip it: if you're a real man, watch it.

Chuck Norris does, as usual, a very good job, but the real key to the movie is the intricate plot. Things keep getting more and more convoluted as the movie proceeds, and the dramatic ending, while foreseeable, is action-packed.

A side note: the cinematography, especially the night scenes, is masterful. If you're watching the movie with the lights off, you get the full effect. The use of darkness provides a perfect atmospheric for certain scenes.

Great for a night you want to watch a kick-ass man movie.


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