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
In the script, Melvin had more of a backstory, to explain why he was afraid of people disliking him, and why both his parents were dead. However, due to time and budgetary restrictions, this element was cut before shooting began. See more »
In the early elevator scene, when asked to synchronize their watches, one watch is clearly out of sync with the others. See more »
I can't stand the thought of anyone not liking me, okay! There, I said it! The thought of either one of them
[his fiancee' and his girlfriend]
not liking me is more than I can stand, okay!
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Written by Maurice Cenac (as M. Cenac), Scott Kluesner, Craig Miller & Son Doobie (as Jason Vasquez)
Performed by Funkdoobiest
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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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