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Writer (WGA):
Ben Ramsey (written by)
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Release Date:
24 April 1998 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Hit Happens See more »
Plot:
To payoff his second girlfriend's debt, hitman Melvin Smiley undertakes a kidnapping job with his usual associates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Feasting On a Diet of Scenery and Ham See more (168 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mark Wahlberg ... Melvin Smiley

Lou Diamond Phillips ... Cisco

Christina Applegate ... Pam Shulman

Avery Brooks ... Paris

Bokeem Woodbine ... Crunch

Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Vince

China Chow ... Keiko Nishi

Lainie Kazan ... Jeanne Shulman

Elliott Gould ... Morton Shulman

Sab Shimono ... Jiro Nishi

Robin Dunne ... Gump

Lela Rochon ... Chantel

Danny Smith ... Video Store Kid

Joshua Peace ... Lance
David Usher ... Sergio
Hardee T. Lineham ... Accountant
Gerry Mendicino ... Slave Trader
Robert Eaton ... Pimp (as Robert Vernon Eaton)
John Stoneham Sr. ... Pimp
Nicola Jones ... Blonde
Alexa Gilmour ... Aly - Keiko's Friend
John Stocker ... Sid Mussberger - The Neighbor
Cotton Mather ... Moe
Derrek Peels ... Windbush

Tig Fong ... Kaya

Danny Lima ... Aaron - The Limo Driver
Morgan Freeman ... Boy in Hotel Lobby
Giovahann White ... Paris' Son
Robert Hannah ... Paris' Driver (as Bobby Hannah)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terrence Baker ... Guard (uncredited)

Matt Birman ... Theater Thug (uncredited)

Michael G. Brown ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Jordan-Patrick Marcantonio ... Extra (uncredited)

Layton Morrison ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Kirk Wong  (as Che-Kirk Wong)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ben Ramsey (written by)

Produced by
Troy Allen .... producer
Terence Chang .... executive producer
John M. Eckert .... executive producer
Roger Garcia .... co-producer
Victor McGauley .... co-producer
Craig Perry .... co-producer
Wesley Snipes .... producer
John Woo .... executive producer
Warren Zide .... producer
 
Original Music by
Graeme Revell 
 
Cinematography by
Danny Nowak (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robin Russell 
Pietro Scalia 
 
Casting by
Roger Mussenden 
 
Production Design by
Taavo Soodor 
 
Art Direction by
Craig Lathrop 
Andrew M. Stearn  (as Andrew Stearn)
 
Set Decoration by
Enrico Campana 
 
Costume Design by
Margaret Mohr 
 
Makeup Department
James D. Brown .... key hair stylist
Paula Fleet .... assistant hair stylist
Donald Mowat .... key makeup artist (as Donald J. Mowat)
Edelgard K. Pfluegl .... assistant makeup artist (as Edelgard Pfluegl)
Colin Penman .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John M. Eckert .... unit production manager
Pasia Schonberg .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrick Arias .... third assistant director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... first assistant director (as Jeff Authors)
Chris Baillie .... dgc trainee
Harley Cohen .... dgc trainee
G. Michael Currie .... assistant director
Eric S. Potechin .... second assistant director (as Eric Potechin)
 
Art Department
John Bannister .... scenic artist
Ronald Bunt .... head carpenter (as Ron Bunt)
David Orin Charles .... second lead set dresser
Sheila Church .... art department coordinator
Janet Cormack .... scenic artist
Jim Craig .... storyboard artist (as James Craig)
Malcolm Davis .... storyboard artist
David DeMarinis .... set dresser
Barry Isenor .... second assistant art director
Mari Laughlen .... assistant property master
John Mackenzie .... construction coordinator (as John MacKenzie)
Linda McClelland .... assistant set decorator (as Linda McLelland)
Melissa Morgan .... head painter
Jeff Poulis .... property master (as Jeffrey W. Poulis)
David Ritchie .... property buyer
Jonathan Savan .... leadman (as D. Jonathan Savan)
Robert S. Smith .... stand-by carpenter
Jacques-Alexander Veilleux .... on-set dresser (as Jacques A. Veilleux)
Peter Legault .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stephen Barden .... dialogue editor (as Steve Barden)
Tom Bjelic .... sound effects editor
Terry Burke .... foley artist
Keith Elliott .... sound re-recording mixer (as Keith Elliot)
Douglas Ganton .... production sound mixer
Sandy Gendler .... sound designer
David Giammarco .... adr supervisor
Mark Gingras .... sound effects editor
Wayne Griffin .... supervising sound editor
Andy Koyama .... sound re-recording mixer
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... assistant sound editor
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Mark L. Mangino .... sound effects editor
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Ron Stermac .... cable person
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Reynald Trudel .... boom operator
Tony Van den Akker .... foley mixer (as Tony Van Den Akker)
Don White .... sound re-recording mixer
Gren-Erich Zwicker .... assistant sound editor
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jason Board .... effects key
Marcel Caissie .... special effects technician
Daniel Gibson .... special effects technician (as Dan Gibson)
Warren Keillor .... special effects props
Gary Kleinsteuber .... pyrotechnician
Kaz Kobielski .... special effects supervisor
Mark Lawton .... special effects technician
Joseph P. Mercurio .... special effects key (as Joseph Mercurio)
Tony Vandenecker .... assistant special effects key
Mark Rice .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Troy Rundle .... aerial rigging technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Berj Bannayan .... software engineer
Jesse Bradstreet .... visual effects
Bret Culp .... senior artist
Colin Cunningham .... senior 3D animator: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
John Fraser .... digital matte artist
Robbi Hinds .... director of photography: miniatures and visual effects
Nick Hsieh .... compositor: C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures
Kelvin Kanagaraj .... effects animator
Warren J.W. Leathem .... animator
Mindy Minkow .... optical camera
Stephen Price .... visual effects executive producer: C.O.R.E. Digital
Kelley Ray .... visual effects supervisor: SPI
Michael Lennick .... motion control (uncredited)
Paul McGhee .... film scanning and recording (uncredited)
Ray McMillan .... motion control (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lloyd Adams .... stunts
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts (as Roy Anderson)
Matt Birman .... stunts
Bob Brown .... stunts (as Bobby Brown)
Eric Bryson .... stunts
Randy Butcher .... stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Michael Chan .... stunts
Phil Chiu .... stunts
Wayne Downer .... stunts
Mary Fallick .... stunts (as Mary Fallic)
Sandra Feldman .... stunts
Mike Gow .... stunts
Brian Jagersky .... stunts
Erin Jarvis .... stunts
Loi Kwan Kam .... stunts (as Kam Loi-Kwan)
Chi-Ho Lau .... stunt coordinator (as Lau Chi-Ho)
Steve Lucescu .... stunts
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunts
Rudyard Moncayo .... stunts
Regan Moore .... stunts
Layton Morrison .... stunts
Panou .... stunts (as Panou Mowling)
Rick Parker .... stunts
Edward A. Queffelec .... stunts (as Ed Queffelec)
Branko Racki .... stunts
Robert Racki .... stunts
Bryan Renfro .... stunts
Kevin Rushton .... stunts
Robert C. Shannon .... dive supervisor
John Stoneham Jr. .... stunt coordinator
Peter Szkoda .... stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
Robert Thomas .... stunts
Tye Tyukodi .... stunts (as Anton Tyukodi)
Benny Urquidez .... fight coordinator
Ron Van Hart .... stunts
Len Wagner .... stunts
Chun Kang Wang .... fight coordinator (as Wang Chun-Kang)
Tommy Chang .... stunts (uncredited)
Hakan Coskuner .... stunt driving double: Lou Diamond Phillips (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... gaffer
Laurence Bortnick .... second assistant camera
Carlo Campana .... dolly grip
Dennis Daigle .... camera car operator
Roger Finlay .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
David Harcourt .... aerial rigger
John Holosko .... director of photography: second unit/helicopter unit
David Kellner .... best boy (as Dave Kellner)
Mike Kirilenko .... key grip (as Michael Kirilenko)
Bruce Macaulay .... still photographer
Christopher Nethercoat .... key rigging grip
Ted Overton .... first assistant camera: second camera
Peter Rosenfeld .... camera operator
Ray Wong Che Wai .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Ray Che-Wai Wong)
Ron Yolevsky .... second grip
Robbi Hinds .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Maria Armstrong .... casting: Canada
Karen Church .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Jeff Marshall .... casting associate: Canada
Jane Rogers .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Quita Alfred .... wardrobe supervisor
Pauline Chung .... wardrobe assistant
Linda Petty .... key wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Shelley Croft .... second assistant film editor
Chris Hinton .... color timer
Russell Langille .... second assistant film editor
Catherine Rankin .... negative cutter
Ron Wisman Jr. .... first assistant film editor
Chisako Yokoyama .... first assistant film editor
Vaughan Killin .... co-color timer (uncredited)
Fulvio Valsangiacomo .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mark Curry .... scoring mixer (as Mark Currie)
Pilar McCurry .... music supervisor
Denise Okimoto .... assistant music editor
David E. Russo .... orchestrator (as David Russo)
Melodee Sutton .... music coordinator
Brian Williams .... music designer
Joshua Winget .... music editor
Ashley Revell .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Fred Ionson .... transportation captain
Bruce Raymer .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Samantha Armstrong .... script supervisor
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... gun supervisor (as John Berger)
Celeste Butt .... assistant location manager
Darryl Chan .... trainer: Lou Diamond Phillips
Fernando DaSilva .... production assistant (as Fernando Da Silva)
Dorigen Fode .... location manager
Lori Greenberg .... production coordinator
Melissa Hall .... assistant production coordinator
Steve Holt .... on-set medic
Cynthia Lejeune .... assistant accountant (as Cynthia Le Jeune)
David McIlroy .... production assistant
Peter Phillips .... armorer
Catherine Sample .... production assistant
Karen Sharp .... assistant accountant
Misha Skoric .... production assistant
Dave Ian Smith .... fire protection & safety
Alan Sutton .... fire protection & safety
Lori Tilkin .... assistant: Mr. Chang
Dave Tommasini .... helicopter pilot
Karen Tyrell .... unit publicist
Benny Urquidez .... fight trainer: Mark Wahlberg
Nick Veziris .... gun wrangler
Carole Wattles .... production accountant (as Carole A. Wattles)
David Krae .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Warheads" - Asia (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexuality
Runtime:
91 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:MA | Australia:M (TV rating) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | France:U | Germany:18 | Germany:16 (cut) | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:14 (original rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 | Philippines:R-18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #35552)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
It was filmed in 1996, but failed to get a North American theatrical release until 1998.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the early elevator scene, when asked to synchronize their watches, one watch is clearly out of sync with the others.See more »
Quotes:
Melvin:Understand this, okay? I absolutely, positively cannot be the only person falling head over heels in love in this relationship. It's got to be mutual.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)See more »
Soundtrack:
CruiseSee more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Feasting On a Diet of Scenery and Ham, 11 May 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Big Hit is a nice fast paced black comedy where a whole lot of actors get to chew the scenery without getting in the way of each other's diets. Everyone looks like they're having a great old time in making this film.

A team of four hit men who we first meet doing a job for boss Avery Brooks decide to do a little weekend moonlighting into kidnapping. They kidnap China Chow the daughter of Sab Shimono a Japanese industrialist who they don't know is going bankrupt. He couldn't come up with the payments on his own.

What they don't know also is that she's the goddaughter of Brooks who is determined to find the kidnappers and eliminate them. Like Nixon's staff when Watergate got going, they all start bailing.

The quartet's head, Lou Diamond Phillips does more than that. He turns on the others and names as the scheme's mastermind Mark Wahlberg. In the whole cast Phillips is absolutely relishing every minute of his role. He's stealing the film whenever he's on screen.

Poor Wahlberg, he's the schnook of the bunch who apparently has only one talent in life, he can kill people with efficiency. Away from the trade everybody just intimidates him. He's got two girlfriends, one a Black American Princess, Lela Rochon who's bleeding him dry and a Jewish American Princess, Christina Applegate who's engaged to him, sort of. Even the obnoxious clerk at the video store is getting on his case.

While Phillips is turning on the group, Wahlberg is having a meeting with Applegate and her parents, Lainie Kazan and Elliott Gould. Next to LDP, Kazan and Gould are the best thing in the film also playing their ethnic stereotypes with relish and ketchup on the side.

Believe it or not, it all works out in one crazy way for poor Wahlberg, but you'll have to see and enjoy The Big Hit to find out how.

The Big Hit assembles a cast of familiar players who all look like they're having a great old time, burlesquing their own images and feasting on a diet of scenery and ham. Cut yourself in for a slice.

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