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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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Cliff Garrett / 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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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

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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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Hitman  »

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$4,654,288 (USA)
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Trivia

The story Chuck Norris' character tells about being harassed by a bully actually did happen to Norris while he was growing up. 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

Del: [pointing a gun at Luganni] Arriverderci, asshole!
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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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On The Road Again!
30 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

I like this movie. i first rented it to watch with my girlfriend in about 1992 - she didn't like it for some reason but i was impressed with the change of character by Norris compared to his Texas Ranger, Delta Force movies.

The storyline of someone left for dead only to come back a few years later to even the score with his corrupt partner who tried to kill him is a bit corny and has been done before this movie I'm sure but the coldness of Norris when he blows people away is what makes this watchable, not least when he kicks ass big style in the Iranians' club! However, Canadian mob boss Andre Lecombe's 'minder' is possibly the least likely gangster i have ever seen in a movie and does not convince! The Hit-man is pretty hard to find these days and could be regarded as a collectors item if you're a Chuck Norris fan.


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