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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Equipa Mortal  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)

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 »

Goofs

On the gun fight scene at the hotel where Melvin threw flashbangs on the room to blind and distract the enemy, the light from the flashbang lasts for a few minutes and he even wore sunglasses to protect himself from the blinding light before he enters the room. Whereas a real flashbang only lasts for a split second. See more »

Quotes

Cisco: Why don't you just dump the bitch?
Melvin: The truth?
Cisco: Yeah, I want the truth.
Crunch: You can't handle the truth!
Cisco: (to Crunch) Shut the fuck up!
Melvin: The truth is, I can't handle the idea of her not liking me. I can't handle the idea of ANYBODY not liking me.
Cisco: Hey Melvin, the hundred or so people you've killed in the last five years, more than likely have families that don't think too highly of you. (Laughs)
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References Hard Boiled (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

What U On
Written by Samuel Lindley, Carl Mitchell, LaTanya Hughes, Frederick Taylor & 'Ray Gregory'
Performed by LaTanya
Courtesy of Blunt Recordings
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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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