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The Big Hit (1998)

 -  Action | Comedy | Crime  -  24 April 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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

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24 April 1998 (USA)  »

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El gran golpe  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)

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£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)
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Trivia

China Chow who plays Keiko Nishi, despite claiming to have not cooked before (in the kitchen scene) is in real life the daughter of famous restaurateur, Michael Chow. See more »

Goofs

In the hotel room after the first big shoot out when Cisco and Vince come in and hit on the girls in the tub, it is evident that the water is made to look bloody by a red light and not fake blood added to it. This is evident because one of the girls has on a white tank top which clearly remains white although she is soaked in this tub and it should have changed red or pink due to the blood in the water. See more »

Quotes

Melvin Smiley: Technically, you can call me a hitman.
Keiko Nishi: Really? A hitman? Does that pay well?
Melvin Smiley: Oh of course. I make a killing.
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Cruise
Written by Haldane Browne, Chad Simpson & Wallace Wilson
Performed by Red Rat
Courtesy of Main Street Records
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A HIT!
21 January 2002 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

When a group of hitmen kidnap the goddchild of their boss all hell breaks loose.

This is plot for this awesome comedy/action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Christina Applegate and Antonia Sabato, Jnr.

This is a high-octane comedic look at hitmen - and what would happen if you double-crossed your boss. Turn up the sound on this one, sit back, and be amazed.

It's movies like this that show how good an actor Mark Wahlberg really is. 8.5/10


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