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Hit! (1973)

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney J. Furie

Writers:

Alan Trustman, David M. Wolf (as David Wolf)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Dee Williams ... Nick Allen
Richard Pryor ... Mike Willmer
Paul Hampton ... Barry Strong
Gwen Welles ... Sherry Nielson
Warren J. Kemmerling ... Dutch Schiller (as Warren Kemmerling)
Janet Brandt Janet Brandt ... Ida
Sid Melton ... Herman
Zooey Hall Zooey Hall ... Carlin (as David Hall)
Todd Martin Todd Martin ... Crosby
Norman Burton ... The Director
Jenny Astruc Jenny Astruc ... Madame Frelou
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Romain
Jean-Claude Bercq Jean-Claude Bercq ... Jean-Baptiste
Henri Cogan Henri Cogan ... Bornou
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Zero
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Storyline

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug trade and trains them. Then they all leave for France to track down and destroy the ring. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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To pull off a job no one would ever dare, you need a team no one would ever believe.

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

9 drab i Marseille See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Tina Andrews, in one of her earliest roles, plays Billy Dee Williams' fifteen-year-old daughter who dies from an overdose. She was twenty-two at the time. See more »

Goofs

When "Nick Allen" (Billy Dee Williams) waits outside for "Esther" (Janear Hines) to leave her place of work, she has on a dark colored blouse and her hair is draped around her neck to her shoulders. Then from an in-car shot when Esther is shown driving (checking her left rear-view mirror, seeing she's being followed by Nick), her clothes and hairstyle have changed: she is now wearing a white colored blouse and her hair is in a pony tail.

She pulls over for Nick, he gets out of his car, walks to the driver side of her car and her clothes and hairstyle have changed back to her wearing a dark colored blouse and her hair draped around her neck to her shoulders. See more »

Quotes

Esther: You know the government pays me $18,000 to be a computer programmer. I'd trade every single cent... just for one night with you.
Nick Allen: I can't stay with you. I can't.
[Nick then kisses Esther]
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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Better than your average black action flick....
21 June 1999 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

...and in fact, Hit! is an ambitious mixture of action and character study. At 134 minutes, one might suspect the director of overweening pride, but in fact there's little in the way of flab here. Billy Dee Williams proves that he should have been a major star and Richard Pryor is, as always, brilliant. Add a terrific supporting cast (Warren Kemmerling, Paul 'They Came From Within' Hampton, Sid Munson), a host of slimy French drug dealers, and a heaping dollop of revenge for a thoroughly satisfying blast of 70s-style crime dramatics.


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