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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 ... 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 ... Romain
Jean-Claude Bercq ... Jean-Baptiste
Henri Cogan Henri Cogan ... Bornou
Pierre Collet Pierre Collet ... Zero
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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.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Trivia

There was also product placement for Kentucky Fried Chicken and J&B Scotch Whisky. 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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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Solid gold
13 July 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

I have to say, that image of a tailored Billy Dee Williams holding a rocket launcher is a beautiful sight; but blaxploitation this is not.

"Hit!" plays like a straightforward drama and its star, much closer to Bronson or Eastwood, brings the intensity as a grieving father whose daughter just O.D.'d. the movie has its eye on commentary as Williams and his DIY strike team take the drug war to the kingpins at the top.

There are lighter moments - like the McDonald's product placement and Richard Pryor ad-libbing his end of the dialogue - and the pacing isn't perfect, but this is a pleasant surprise.

I knew I'd like this, but for different reasons altogether.

7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit! See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$80,103
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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