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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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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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Nothing's more dangerous than some nice guys... with a little time to kill. See more »


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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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24 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Equipa Mortal  »

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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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Almost all movie covers and posters at the video rental store are from Troma Entertainment. See more »

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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

Keiko Nishi: You really can't blame Chantel and Pam for taking advantage of you. You make it WAY too easy for them
Melvin Smiley: Well, I'm not BLAMing them; I mean at least I'm not trying to. At the end of the day all I want them to do is be happy... Ya know, I just can't stand the idea of them not liking me any more. To be perfectly honest, I can't stand the idea of anybody not liking me
Keiko Nishi: It sounds pretty dysfunctional
Melvin Smiley: Why do you say that? What do you mean?
Keiko Nishi: I mean, you might suffer from a borderline personality disorder....
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References Troma's War (1988) 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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A HIT!
21 January 2002 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

When a group of hitmen kidnap the goddchild of their boss all hell breaks loose.

This is plot for this awesome comedy/action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Christina Applegate and Antonia Sabato, Jnr.

This is a high-octane comedic look at hitmen - and what would happen if you double-crossed your boss. Turn up the sound on this one, sit back, and be amazed.

It's movies like this that show how good an actor Mark Wahlberg really is. 8.5/10


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