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Hit Me (1996)

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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 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, 4 October 1998, Limited Release

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$3,348, 4 October 1998
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This was Laure Marsac's second American feature film following her American film debut in Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994) two years earlier. See more »

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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: What is the *worst* thing that you have ever done?
Sonny Rose: Me? Uh, uh... I don't really know.
Lenny Ish: That means you haven't done it yet.
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quite interesting, great performance by elias koteas
25 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie kind of took me by surprise. I thought it was going to be another semi boring heist flick, but it wasn't. I think it had some genuinely interesting points to make about one's own desperation and greed.

The movie tells the story of a lonely and frustrated bellhop (koteas)who stumbles into a plan to rob a group of wealthy card sharks who are going to take part in an illegal poker game. A slew of mistakes and fumbles occur which leads to an unfortunate (in my opnion) ending.

Koteas gives a very edgy performance and makes the movie all by himself. The rest of the cast also does their part too, in particular the actor who plays koteas's childlike brother, quite a convincing portrayal.

I give "Hit Me" 9 out of 10


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