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This movie is the story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman). In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth ... See full summary »
Ex-gangster Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen (Braddock (Sir John Hurt) and Myron (Tim Roth)) show up and kidnap Willie. They are ordered to escort him back to Paris where he should stand trial. But it is a long way to Paris.Written by
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The make and model of the luxury car, in which the hoods and hostages went cross country through Spain, was, according to the IMCDB, a cream-white 1964 Mercedes-Benz 220 S (W111). See more »
At the beginning of the film, a black Ford Zephyr Mark III pulls up outside Willie Parker's flat. It has a number plate ending in K, denoting that it was first registered in 1971 or 1972. However this model of car was only made between 1962 and 1966. The DVLA rules on personalised number plates forbid a plate that makes a car look "younger" that its actual year of manufacture. See more »
[in court, the barrister is asking Willie who took part in a robbery]
Riordan, Fellows and Mr Corrigan.
No, sir. I think Lennie had flu that day.
Or cold feet!
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I can't believe I'm discovering this little gem only now, about 20 years late! Shame on me. How comes...?
Now this is the kind of stuff I like. Intelligent, brilliantly written and directed, with mindblowing actors' performances by Tim Roth, John Hurt and Terence Stamp (gee I never realized before that Stamp was SUCH a talented actor!! Shame on me again!), a real personality, an outstanding camera work, and multiple references to the cinema history... all this with just the right amount of dignity, not too much, just the right amount. And an original and tasteful use of hispanic music, that is 100% adequate.
"The hit" is suspenseful, unpredictable, funny, challenging.
Makes me wonder how many times Tarentino viewed it... he obviously viewed it several times, for sure.
Great flick. I can't believe that there are only 395 votes for this movie on Imdb, meaning that only a very selected group of people actually had the luck to come across this little diamond. Such a shame. I bet many Coen fans would really love "The hit" if they only had the opportunity to view it...
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