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Hitman (I) (2007)

 -  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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Jean-Marc Bellu ...
Hitman #2
Nicky Naudé ...
Hitman #3 (as Nicky Naude)
Abdou Sagna ...
Hitman #4
Ilya Nikitenko ...
Hitman #5
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Storyline

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 {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,240,698 (UK) (30 November 2007)

Gross:

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

Director Xavier Gens was originally asked by the studio to make the movie PG-13, which he refused to do because of the source material. He was allowed to shoot the movie aiming for an R, however in the final stages, he was removed and Nicolas De Toth was brought in to re-edit the movie for commercial purposes, as he did with Live Free or Die Hard (2007) (he is thanked in the credits for this editing). See more »

Goofs

Interpol headquarters is located in Lyons, France and not in London. See more »

Quotes

Mike Whittier: Are you going to kill me?
Agent 47: If I was going to kill you, I'd have done it when you walked to your car this morning and been gone by the time your body hit the sidewalk
Mike Whittier: Then why are you here?
Agent 47: To talk. But, Mike, if you make me kill you, you will not go alone. Sit. Are you a good man, Inspector?
Mike Whittier: I think.
Agent 47: And yet you've killed men.
Mike Whittier: Yes.
Agent 47: I'm gonna ask you a question. How you answer it will determine how this night ends. How does a good man decide when to kill?
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As Vezez Amanha
Written and Performed by Gilberto Candido
Courtesy of Extreme Music
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Better than expected!
22 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Being a big fan of the Hit-man games, I was fairly worried when I heard that they were going to make a movie based on it because movies based on video games don't tend to be very good movies...

But after seeing it last night, I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It was actually quite a good movie. It may not win an Oscar or anything, but it's amazing to see Agent 47 up on the big screen. Timothy Olyphant does a surprisingly good job of portraying him too.

The love interest is a bit awkward to anyone who knows Agent 47's nearly complete lack of emotion in that department, but despite what the trailer may lead you to expect, it really doesn't go very far outside of what you've come to know in the games (and what happens when she tries to seduce him is absolutely hilarious and very much in the Agent 47 tradition).

It is indeed a violent movie, and 47 is as cold-blooded as you'd expect him to be. Seeing it tends to make me wish other movie heroes had the same level of guts, just to shoot the bad guy in the face instead of letting him live or anything silly like that. The fight scenes with the other assassins from the Agency are also very well done and quite a treat to see.

All in all, it's quite a good movie. Definitely worth paying to see in the theaters. Hopefully there'll be another one!


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