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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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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£31,433 (UK) (25 June 1999)
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In the original script, the Video Store Kid was only a voice heard over the phone. He was never seen until the end of the film. However, when Danny Smith was hired, it was decided to insert his scenes into the film and introduce him physically earlier. See more »

Goofs

When Jiro hanged up on Cisco, Gump covered his face with papers that he was holding with both of his hands. In next shot he is holding papers in front of his face only with left hand. See more »

Quotes

Cisco: She ain't no bitch, huh? Oh, I see - you "like" this girl? Shit, man, come on! She tricked you: just another ho manipulating your sorry ass to get what she wants.
Melvin Smiley: You don't know what the fuck you're talkin' about, man. That's not true.
Cisco: You never learn! Haven't I taught you nothin'? She don't like you! Hell, man, I don't fucking like you!
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References A Few Good Men (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

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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If you think the movie was supposed to be serious, you missed the point...
13 January 2001 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I had absolutely no idea that this movie was supposed to be a silly, spoofy action film when I saw it at the theater. The first 10 minutes makes this perfectly clear. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie for just being "guilty pleasure" escapist entertainment. Yes the movie is silly and corny - but that was the intent of the film.

Its more than understandable that this movie isn't for everybody, either you love it or hate it. However, if you watched the movie and took it seriously (ie the breakdancing during the first 'hit'), then you definitely missed the point. 8 out of 10.


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