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The Hit List (2011)

 -  Action | Thriller  -  3 April 2011 (USA)
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A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.

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Detective Neil McKay
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Sydney Campbell
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Mike Dodd
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Brian Felzner
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Dom Estacado
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Victor Rosen's Secretary (as Kasia Wolejnio)
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Officer Turnkey
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In Spokane, an elite government killer goes rogue on the day that engineer Allen Campbell loses a promotion and finds his best man with his wife. Allen goes drinking that night and chats up a stranger who turns out to be Jonas, the hit man. Jonas asks Allen to give him a list of five people he'd like to see dead, so a drunk Allen lists his boss, the guy who got the promotion, a nasty bookie, the best man, and his wife. By the next morning, the boss is dead, and Allen realizes Jonas is for real. Can he stop Jonas? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Trivia

At one point Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Jonas and Hayden Christensen was considered for the role of Allan. See more »

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When Alan spills coffee on his shirt, the stain appears dry (dark edges, no transparency). See more »

Quotes

Detective Neil McKay: Now what the fuck is going on here, Campbell? You got ties to two of these vics and possibly a third. I got one dead cop and you at the scene waving a gun.
Allan Campbell: Look, I tried to tell you...
Detective Neil McKay: No, you told me a joke. Two guys walk into a bar. Fucking hilarious.
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References Dr. Phil (2002) See more »

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47 Ways To Die
Written by Steve Blaze
Performed by Lillian Axe
From the album "Deep Red Shadows"
Lillian Axe appears courtesy of Love & War Records
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Uneven, but watchable as entertainment
17 February 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

The idea is peculiar, but logically and well founded, so the events following the meeting in the bar could actually happen. The value of the movie is diminished by the hit-man's past employers (another conspiracy theory?) and trivial/expected ending. However, the scenes around the people on the list are catchy to follow.

An Oscar winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. (as Jonas Arbor) gives another great performance. As for the leading actor Cole Hauser (as Allan Campbell), he was good as well, although it was my first real experience with him (I realized that I have seen many movies with his participation, but never distinguished him). Other performances were nothing special or even mediocre.

Nevertheless, The Hit List is recommended as a good and short (less than 1,5 hours) action. And, perhaps, the occurrence of bad jokes declines after seeing this...


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