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Hitman (I) (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  21 November 2007 (USA)
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A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Offei ...
Christian Erickson ...
Jean-Marc Bellu ...
Hitman #2
Hitman #3 (as Nicky Naude)
Abdou Sagna ...
Hitman #4
Ilya Nikitenko ...
Hitman #5


A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hitman - Agente 47  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,180,769 (USA) (22 November 2007)


$39,687,528 (USA) (7 March 2008)

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2.35 : 1
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Agent 47: Who was the client?
[silence from the laptop]
Agent 47: Answer me! Who ordered the hit on Belicoff?
[continued silence]
Agent 47: If you set me up, I will find you and I will burn that building to the ground around you.
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Written by Gaspard Augé, Xavier De Rosnay and Mehdi Faveris-Essadi (as Mehdi Pinson)
Performed by Justice featuring Mehdi Faveris-Essadi (as Mehdi Pinson aka DVNO)
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Mehdi Pinson aka DVNO appears by courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment France / Jive Epic
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21 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we are all well aware of most film adaptations of video games are usually very poor. This is not the case with Hit-man. Hit-man has done something that no other video game film has been able to pull off before. It is entertaining to the general audience who has not plaid the video game, by use of witty remarks, dark humor, and excellent action scenes. On the other hand fans of the video game series will be pleasantly surprised that Hollywood has not butchered the concept of the video games. There has been much debate over the actor who played 47; all actors did an excellent job. I was very pleased.

Bottom line: If you enjoy the video games – see it. If you don't know anything about the video games but want to see a movie similar to Bourn Identity then see it.

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