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The Hitman (1991)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  25 October 1991 (USA)
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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)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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 Garret shoots Hassan, the pistol in Hassan's hand flies out of it, but after Hassan crashes through the window, we see that he's still holding the weapon. See more »

Quotes

Marco Luganni: Where was my guys?
Del: Hey, fat fuck!
[pulls open a van door to reveal two dead men]
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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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Chuck Norris as a Hit-man for the Mafia(undercover,at least)
28 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

this is the story of a cop who has been undercover for 2 years,posing as a hit-man.Chuck Norris plays CliffGarret/Danny Grogan in the title role. Garret is his really name,while Grogan is his undercover identity.this movie is much darker than most Norris films.Chuck gets to focus more on his dramatic acting ability than martial arts(though there is a bit of that)and handles himself quite nicely.he is very credible in his portrayal of the icy killer.the score for the film is very appropriate and adds to the atmosphere.there are great performances all around,including Al Waxman as the head of one of the criminal factions and Grogan's boss,Bruno Gerusi as one of his underlings,and Michael Parks who plays Ronald "Del" Delany,a bitter enemy of Norris's character.Ken Pogue plays Detective chambers,Garret's Boss.the production values are very decent for this film.Most of the dialogue is well written.there is of course lots of violence in this one,as in most of Chuck's films.overall a very well made,entertaining film.a strong 7/10


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