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Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.

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Sonny Rose
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Monique Roux
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Leroy Rose
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Del Towbridge
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Cougar
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Lenny Ish
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Fred Bascomb
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Peter Stillwell
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Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.

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Rated R for strong violence and language, a scene of strong sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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25 September 1998 (USA)  »

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$3,348 (USA) (2 October 1998)

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$3,348 (USA) (2 October 1998)
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Haing S. Ngor's last film. See more »

Goofs

When Sonny goes outside to the parking lot to wait for Leroy to show up with the car, his jacket is totally clean with no blood on it. In the shots immediately before and after this, his jacket is spattered with blood on the left shoulder. See more »

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Lenny Ish: Sonny, do you know what I discover when I look out at the stars? How small we are... and brief!
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An abominable misuse of a Great Jim Thompson Novel.
14 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Hit me wastes the film rights to Jim Thompson's excellent novel A SWELL-LOOKING BABE. The story is discarded in favor of a pointless exercise in Scenery-chewing by the usually superb Elias Koteas. We witness pointless double-crosses and mindless plot twists while perverting the novel."Hit Me" is a show of mediocre style instead of things that most people like in movies: good characters, exciting plot, witty dialogue, things like that.

Jim Thompson fans, the only people who would want to see this movie anyways, should be prepared for disappointment.


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