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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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Jeanne Shulman
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Morton Shulman
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Jiro Nishi
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Gump
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Chantel
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Video Store Kid
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Lance
David Usher ...
Sergio
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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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Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

While writing the script, Ben Ramsey had Debi Mazar in mind for the character of Pam Shulman. See more »

Goofs

When Crunch and Gump are moving driver's body the limo's trunk is already open. See more »

Quotes

Melvin: 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]
Melvin: not liking me is more than I can stand, okay!
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Connections

References Gattaca (1997) See more »

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Cruise
Written by Haldane Browne, Chad Simpson & Wallace Wilson
Performed by Red Rat
Courtesy of Main Street Records
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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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