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To payoff his second girlfriend's debt, hitman Melvin Smiley undertakes a kidnapping job with his usual associates. In a world of prospective Jewish in-laws and late movie fees, the hitman falls in love with the victim and must settle the score with those out to double-cross him. Written by UptownRox

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Nothing's more dangerous than some nice guys... with a little time to kill. See more »


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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24 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Equipa Mortal  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,809,424 (USA) (24 April 1998)

Gross:

£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)
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Trivia

While writing the script, Ben Ramsey had Debi Mazar in mind for the character of Pam Shulman. See more »

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When Jiro hanged up on Cisco, Gump covered his face with papers that he was holding with both of his hands. In next shot he is holding papers in front of his face only with left hand. See more »

Quotes

Cisco: [In the car driving to kidnap China] Hey,Yo Gump, I don't want no fuck-ups on this kidnapping boy.
Gump: C'mon Yo, I ain't like that no more kid. You know I gots my shit... uh, uhm,
[stammers]
Gump: ...
Cisco: Together! You gots your shit Together, you non-word remembering mutha fucka.
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References The Godmother (1987) See more »

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Written by Maurice Cenac (as M. Cenac), Scott Kluesner, Craig Miller & Son Doobie (as Jason Vasquez)
Performed by Funkdoobiest
Courtesy of Buzztone/The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Let us not forget the trace buster buster buster
6 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Indeed Mark Wahlberg is a bit cack in most of his films, but The Big Hit is a masterpiece of comedy. The action is fun, but is not meant to be taken seriously. I think that some people might have watched this film expecting a standard action film, in which case I can understand their disappointment. It's just good fun and Lou Diamond Phillips is brilliant. His over-the-top performance is perfect and is something I'll never forget.

The Big Hit is one of those films where you either get it or you don't. If you don't then I can understand how it might seem a bit two-dimensional. However, anyone who hasn't seen it should take a chance.


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