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Diary of a Hitman (1991)

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes.

Director:

Roy London

Writers:

Kenneth Pressman (play), Kenneth Pressman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Dekker
Peter White ... Man in Garage
John Bedford Lloyd ... Dr. Jameson
Seymour Cassel ... Koenig
Dan Kamin ... Mime / Corpozoid Man
Wayne Crawford ... Wallace
Lewis Smith ... Zidzyck
Bill Gentry Bill Gentry ... Clyde
Brett Rickaby ... Punk
Lois Chiles ... Sheila
Brenda Currin ... Neighbor Lady
Jimmy Butler ... Eddie
Ken Lerner ... Optometrist
Jake Dengel Jake Dengel ... Cooley
Jim Belushi ... Shandy (as James Belushi)
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Storyline

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Nothing personal. Just business.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The only feature film directed by Roy London. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Granada Reports: 8 August 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

A Wonderful Guy
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Courtesy of Williamson Music
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A Manichaeism approach...
19 August 2000 | by shatguintroSee all my reviews

When I was a High School student, I learned that nothing can modify its status of repose or movement without a cause. Recalling that I tried understand why a killer suddenly repent of "all his sins" and become a "good guy"... Allegedly, the manichaeism approach of this film is the only reason that a man looking to a mother holding her baby (an allusion of the medieval portrait of the Holy Virgin?) make up his mind so quickly... I made this short beginning in order to justify a consideration about the plot: Well, the plot is very singular and leads us to several ways until the surprising dead end. The actors are well conducted by the hands of the director apprehending our attention until the final.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit Man See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,388, 3 May 1992

Gross USA:

$31,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,815
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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