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Portrait of a Hitman (1979)

R | | Drama, Action | January 1984 (USA)
A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

Director:

Allan A. Buckhantz

Writer:

Yabo Yablonsky
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Palance ... Jim Buck
Rod Steiger ... Max Andreotti
Bo Svenson ... Dr. Bob Michaels
Ann Turkel ... Cathey
Richard Roundtree ... Coco Morrell
Philip Ahn ... Wong
Herb Jeffries ... Charlie Blue
Conrad Bachmann ... George
John Dresden ... Volsted
Ed Ness Ed Ness ... Captain Ned
Garrison True Garrison True ... Joe
Carla Haley Carla Haley ... Della
Gloria Lynn Dyer Gloria Lynn Dyer ... Nurse Grogg
Monica Peterson ... Mrs. Roberts
Robert Starks Robert Starks ... Louie
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A professional hitman is hired to kill a brain surgeon. However, it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.

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His real art is murder. See more »

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Drama | Action

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Philip Ahn's final movie. See more »

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Everybody Knows the Game
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Music by Richard Page
Performed by Pages
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Awful
24 January 2003 | by mm-39See all my reviews

I rented this movie with my girlfriend years ago. I liked the cover at the video store. Unfortuanately that and the name were the only good aspects of this film. The first 2 minutes were good, and the rest of this film is one horrible ride. If he UN arm inspectors found this movie it would be labeled a weapon of mass destruction. I remember watching this films years earlier with my dad; I for got about it because the film was that bad and I only watched half of it. The second time I watched this insomnia cure the second half made me remember this film forever. At least this time I got to cuddle with my girlfriend. This film is incredibly awful, and will haunt your memory. Not too many films merit a 1 out of 10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim Buck See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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