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Direct Hit (1994)

Veteran hit-man Hatch wants to retire, but they have one, final, important job for him. Even though he's cold-blooded, he realizes he feels compassion for Savannah and tries to figure out a... See full summary »

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Joe Hart (as Jacobsen Hart)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Forsythe ... Hatch
Jo Champa ... Savannah
Richard Norton ... Rogers
John Aprea ... Terry Daniels
George Segal ... James Tronson
Juliet Landau ... Shelly
Steve Garvey Steve Garvey ... Reporter
Marc Fiorini ... Sergeant
Eddi Wilde Eddi Wilde ... Deets
Gary Roberts Gary Roberts ... Mr. Phelps
Gabrielle Lauren Michel Gabrielle Lauren Michel ... Annie
Mel Novak ... Kovar
Sam Shamshak ... Dad
Peter Marx ... Louie (as Peter Slutsker)
David St. James ... Technician
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Veteran hit-man Hatch wants to retire, but they have one, final, important job for him. Even though he's cold-blooded, he realizes he feels compassion for Savannah and tries to figure out a way to mislead his boss James Tronson into believing he has fulfilled the contract. Written by Richard Jones <rjo339@swbell.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bersagli mobili See more »

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PM Entertainment Group See more »
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German Video-Version (18) was cut to reduce violence. TV-Version is also cut See more »

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Referenced in The Larry Sanders Show: Performance Artist (1993) See more »

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Not a Hit
8 December 2007 | by warrenf_peaceSee all my reviews

I wish Hollywood producers would remember "If it ain't on the page, it ain't on the stage," and for DIrect HIt, not only was it not on the page, it wasn't in the mind, either. Forsythe is a good character actor, but in his chance at a leading man role, I think the pot belly ruins it for him. Clearly, he's no Jason Bourne, but for 1994, one can see some ideas that could have influenced both the Bourne and Matrix films. Jo Champa plays doey-eyed bimbo Savannah, and the director must have been sleeping with her, considering how much screen time she gets. The best line is:

Savannah: "You're a psychopath!" Daniels: "That's why I'm running for office."

The writing goes downhill from there. George Segal will do anything for a cigar as he plays the same talentless dick he plays in every movie he's ever made. If you are in a coma on a Saturday morning, and you see this for free, why not waste 90 minutes of your life in this stinker, just to see how not to make a movie. Actually, the coma would be time better spent.


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