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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

Cannon Pictures (formely The Cannon Group) were so starved for money during the production of "The Hitman", that the developing house who were processing the film refused to grant them access to their own footage unless they drew up a payment schedule. 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

Racist Father: [after Garrett watches him abuse his son all the way back to their house for losing a fight to a black kid, he walks up to the front door and rings the bell] Well well well! And what the hell do you want, nigger lover?
[Garrett punches the guy in the nose through the screen on the storm door, and walks away]
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Featured in Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006) See more »

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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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smooth flowing action movie with humane Norris
19 June 2004 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

The action scenes are nicely orchestrated and not overdone for this day and age. Norris' anti-racist stance by punching out a racial bigot gives him a very humane and caring character in spite of being a hit man. I particularly like the part where he intrudes on a group of Islamic gangsters eating food, sticks his fingers in their food, tastes it and comments "Do you guys really eat this sh**? Michael Parks and Al Waxman are excellent in their supporting roles. The movie nicely combines Norris' neighbourly concern over the plight of a tenant and her son with his undercover police assignment to take down the bad guys. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this movie a 7.


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