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The Big Hit (1998)

R  |   |  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)

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£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)

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£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)
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Trivia

As a practical joke on the set, Bokeem Woodbine stuffed the front of his pants with socks for the scenes that took place in the gym locker room. See more »

Goofs

When Crunch and Gump are moving driver's body the limo's trunk is already open. 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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References The Getaway (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The Fun Lovin' Criminal
Written by Huey Morgan (as Hugh Morgan), Brian Leiser & Steve Borgovini
Performed by Fun Lovin' Criminals
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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watch it for fun
31 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are some movies that you just watch to relax and enjoy some great one-liners, and some movies you watch for the hilarious plot. This is one of both of those types of movies. A situational dark comedy, watch this one when you just want entertainment that makes you laugh. This is the story of a hit-man who is trying to get ahead by doing the dirty work all of his friends create. Turns out he is very talented at what he does. If you would like to see Mark Wahlberg in an early role, I'd recommend this one. He plays the straight-man so well. The characters are so well-casted. I enjoyed the humor. To like this one, you can't take life too seriously. If you've ever seen "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", this has similar humor, but it's like "L, S and TSB" on Prozac. Tame enough for most of your friends, but still funny enough to get a belly-laugh. I bought it sight-unseen and have been very happy with it!


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