A professional hit man is planning to retire, always a difficult move for one in such a profession. A young apprentice appears to be eager to learn all the skills of the trade - but is that all he wants?Written by
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The rundown hotel in downtown Los Angeles where the first victim resides has a dive bar on the corner. Its name? The Hard Rock Cafe - first discovered by the Doors, who actually used it as for photos of the band for the back cover and gatefold of the Morrison Hotel album in 1970. Side One is actually entitled "Hard Rock Cafe," to boot. Soon after, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton asked the Doors for permission to 'borrow' the name for their soon-to-open restaurant in London. See more »
When Steve pulls up to Bishop's house he pulls the car into spot facing in then in Italy Bishop is killed when Steve pulls up in taxi at Bishop's house the car is now facing out who moved it. See more »
[voiceover as Steve reads note]
Steve, if you read this, it means I didn't make it back. It also means you've broken a filament controlling a 13-second delay trigger. End of game. Bang! You're dead.
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The 1988 UK Warner video release was cut by 7 secs by the BBFC to remove closeup shots of a lock picking. The cuts were restored in the 2004 MGM DVD. See more »
Effective thriller stars Bronson as Arthur Bishop who teaches a younger assassin named Steve McKenna (Jan-Michael Vincent) the tricks of the trade. The Mechanic emerges at break-neck pace but once it gets started it becomes an engrossingly savage thriller. Also watch for the twist ending.
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