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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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Equipa Mortal  »

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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

It was filmed in 1996, but failed to get a North American theatrical release until 1998. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end of the shoot-out, the slave trader shoots at both elevators and then goes in to the elevator on the right side. After he is shot, he is seen falling out of the elevator on the left side. 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 Spider-Man (1967) See more »

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The World Is New
Written by Brian Mashburn
Performed by Save Ferris
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Hitman with a heart
18 April 2003 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

Wahlberg plays a contract killer who wants no more than to be liked in "The Big Hit"; a solid three star flick which features good action, stunts, pyro, CGI, camera work, etc. Protag Wahlberg juggles two difficult girl friends, a double cross, and a cute kidnapee (Chow) with the demands of his profession in this not-to-be-taken-seriously film with a spritz of romance. A fun and kinetic watch for those into the crime/action/comedy/romance genre mix. (B-)


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