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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 »


Sidney J. Furie


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


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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


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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Release Date:

1 February 1975 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

9 drab i Marseille See more »

Filming Locations:

Seattle, Washington, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the earliest films to show product placement of McDonald's food when Billy Dee Williams and Warren J. Kemmerling are in the car and Kemmerling (ever in search of the perfect hamburger) says McD's "makes a fucking good hamburger". See more »


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 »


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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Very well done!
8 January 2012 | by juliaareaSee all my reviews

First viewing of this 70s movie: I was impressed with the depth of the characterizations. One feels in tune with each of the group's well defined personalities, in examining their weaknesses, strengths and limitations. It was if you knew the individual personally, what made them tick. As you grow with them, you believe as do they, that ordinary people can accomplish what they purpose. This diverse group of people brought shading and depth to the plot, drawing you into the events as they played out in an international setting. Tension and suspense is palpable with every individual character's actions. You feel the adrenaline and excitement as the plot builds to multiple crescendoes. Yes, plural! Timing becomes critical. A touch black hero-ish, a bit dated (hence a 9 rather than a 10)but so very well acted and clever that it holds one's attention throughout. Yes, it would benefit from a better format.

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