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Hitman (2007)

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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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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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

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Hitman - Agente 47  »

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$24,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,180,769 (USA) (24 November 2007)

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$39,687,694 (USA)
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Trivia

Xavier Gens was removed from his directing/editing position after Fox decided to go back and re-shoot/re-edit the movie in October 2007. Fox denied this, claiming he was still directing/editing, however it was later confirmed as true by Timothy Olyphant. See more »

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In the scene in the hotel room in Turkey, when Nika gets up and stands on the balcony, Agent 47 is reading through papers on his target. In them Istanbul is spelt 'Istambul'. However, the name of "Istambul" is still used among many European countries. See more »

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Mike Whittier: We are Interpol, and in accordance to section 3 we are transporting an international criminal.
Smith Jamison: What criminal?
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: A Good Day to Die Hard (2015) See more »

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The Tomb and Death...
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Performed by The Male Choir of Valaam Singing Culture Institute
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Enjoyable game-to-movie action romp
17 February 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Viewers unfamiliar with the video game won't be disappointed - this is a well rounded action movie in its own right. Those who have played the video games from which the film characters are derived should enjoy the way Olyphant brings the anti-hero to life on the big screen.

In places the movie skirts on the borders of the usual action movie clichés: our ice-cold protagonist appears to thaw due to good-hearted "victim of society" hooker, for example. However, this is reasonably well handled in this movie and thankfully we don't get a serving of love interest cheese.

Dougray Scott's detective in pursuit character is another overused "good cop against the establishment" device, although again this is handled in a way that doesn't unduly distract. The fact that Dougray repeatedly pulls out a cigarette that he never once lights does become slightly distracting. If Dougray is an ardent non-smoker, why bother with the cigarette prop at all? Hard cops don't have to be smokers.

As with all movies of this genre, realism gives way to visual impact. If it bothers you that someone can emerge victorious but unscathed from a 10-against-1 firefight, this may not be the movie for you. For the rest of us, put your brains into neutral and enjoy the show!


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