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Hit Man (1972)

A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tyrone Tackett
... Gozelda (as Pamela Grier)
... Laural Garfoot
Bhetty Waldron ... Irvelle Way
Sam Laws ... Sherwood Epps
Candy All ... Rochelle Tackett
... Nano Zito
Ed Cambridge ... Theatis Oliver (as Edmund Cambridge)
Bob Harris ... Shag Merriweather
Rudy Challenger ... Swift
... Rita Biggs (as Tracy Ann-King)
Christopher Joy ... Leon (as Christipher Joy)
... Huey
... Director Shooting Sherwood's TV Commercial
Diane Sommerfield
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A lawyer whose brother was murdered winds up getting involved with gangsters and the world of porno movies.

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Bernie Casey was also initially considered to direct this film. See more »

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The nature of the bullet hole in the yellow Mustang Tyrone is driving changes between shots during the shoot out. In a close-up there is dirt around it, but in longer shots that disappears. See more »

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Laural Garfoot: You're the way I like my men - proud and erect.
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Get Carter (2010) See more »

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Extremely tough movie burdened by cruel murders and seedy roles
23 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This brutal , austere crime-thriller focuses cheerless Tyrone in the title role (a tough , amoral African-American Bernie Casey) , he's a hit-man who returns home to investigate his brother's death by some mobsters . Two-fisted Tyrone in order to revenge his brother , vows vengeance and spontaneously meets sleazy characters in the middle of sinister bands war and running afoul into underworld . Tyrone Tackett keeps the things moving along until ending vendetta , as he aims to please .

This routine film features thrills , raw energy , adult subject matter with abundant nudism and lots of violence . Plenty of intrigue , funky music , kinky sex , noisy action and grisly killings until finale vengeance . Cool secondary cast filled with African-American actors such as Pam Grier , Roger E Mosley and appears unbilled Paul Gleason . Based on a novel titled 'Get Carter' by Ted Lewis from 1970 original movie and of far superior directed by Michael Hodges and starred by Michael Caine and Britt Ekland . Remade again (2000) by Stephen Kay with Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke . This Blaxploitiation movie was regularly directed by George Armitage . He's a good director with a few movies and expert on action and intrigue genre , such as ¨Miami Blues¨ (with Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Jason Leigh), ¨Grosse Point Blank¨ (with John Cusack and Minnie Driver) and ¨Big Bounce¨ (Charlie Sheen, Owen Wilson). Rating : Acceptable and passable ; being rated R for nudism and strong violence .


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