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The Big Hit (1998)

Hitman Melvin Surley, an expert at his lucrative job, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$27,052,167 (USA) (24 July 1998)
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The role of Melvin Smiley was originally written for Martin Lawrence. 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

Cisco: C'mon, Mel. You know I love you, baby!
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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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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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