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Hired to Kill (1990)

A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary, and their job is to free ... See full summary »

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Fred Perry (as Fred C. Perry), Kirk Ellis | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Thompson ... Frank Ryan
Oliver Reed ... Michael Bartos
George Kennedy ... Thomas
José Ferrer ... Rallis
Michelle Moffett Michelle Moffett ... Ana
Barbara Niven ... Sheila (as Barbara Lee Alexander)
Jordana Capra ... Joanna
Kendall Conrad Kendall Conrad ... Daphne
Kim Lonsdale ... Sivi
Jude Mussetter Jude Mussetter ... Dahlia
Penelope Reed Penelope Reed ... Katrina
David Sawyer ... Louis
Antzela Gerekou Antzela Gerekou ... Tara (as Angela Gerekou)
Fanny Xidis Fanny Xidis ... Prison Guard
Alea Bair Alea Bair ... Photo Model
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Storyline

A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary, and their job is to free an imprisoned rebel leader. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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No man on earth could get him out of prison alive. Seven women did. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1990 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A bérgyilkos See more »

Filming Locations:

Corfu, Greece

Company Credits

Production Co:

Omega Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed back to back with In the Cold of the Night. See more »

Quotes

Prison Guard: Gisele Sivi! One of these days, you'll oil your body and wrestle with me.
Sivi: You're not even in my league, shitface!
Prison Guard: You're lucky you have visitors around. But they can't stay forever. When they leave, you come to my room and I'll put out my cigarette on your nipples.
[Sivi spits on the floor by way of response]
Prison Guard: .
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Edited into The Naked Truth (1992) See more »

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Do it for the Money
Performed by Thomas Marolda
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It's like the plot of a movie on The Simpson's Television
19 May 2009 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

I love this director. First, he gave us Island of Death, an utterly outrageous and hilarious piece of video nasty trash. Then, after thinking that was the only film he'd ever made, I found myself watching Nightmare at Noon, a Crazies style film with plenty of action and hoots. Now, I've sat through Hired to Kill, and although it's not as good as those two films, it still has plenty of daftness to keep my attention.

Brian Thompson is one of those secret service types hired to infiltrate a despotic country and overthrow dictator Oliver Reed, but not just that, he's got to do it posing as a gay fashion designer with an entourage of special forces beauties posing as models. So it's kind of like the dirty dozen remade by Vogue magazine, including the obligatory training scene, and the obligatory fashion model shoot. No wonder Oliver Reed looks perplexed (and a little bit toasted in a couple of scenes).

This is all pretty fun stuff, but there's a lack of action for the first hour or so. Still, there's the standout scene where Oliver Reed checks whether or not Thompson is actually gay or not which had me in stitches. I'm not even sure Reed was expecting to be kissed by Thompson because his surprise seems pretty genuine. Great stuff.


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