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The Big Hit (1998)

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Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

Director:

Kirk Wong (as Che-Kirk Wong)

Writer:

Ben Ramsey

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Melvin Smiley
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Cisco
Christina Applegate ... Pam Shulman
Avery Brooks ... Paris
Bokeem Woodbine ... Crunch
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Vince
China Chow ... Keiko Nishi
Lainie Kazan ... Jeanne Shulman
Elliott Gould ... Morton Shulman
Sab Shimono ... Jiro Nishi
Robin Dunne ... Gump
Lela Rochon ... Chantel
Danny Smith ... Video Store Kid
Joshua Peace ... Lance
David Usher David Usher ... Sergio
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Storyline

To payoff his second girlfriend's debt, hitman Melvin Smiley undertakes a kidnapping job with his usual associates. In a world of prospective Jewish in-laws and late movie fees, the hitman falls in love with the victim and must settle the score with those out to double-cross him. Written by UptownRox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Almost all movie covers and posters at the video rental store are from Troma Entertainment. See more »

Goofs

When Jiro hanged up on Cisco, Gump covered his face with papers that he was holding with both of his hands. In next shot he is holding papers in front of his face only with left hand. See more »

Quotes

Cisco: She ain't no bitch, huh? Oh, I see - you "like" this girl? Shit, man, come on! She tricked you: just another ho manipulating your sorry ass to get what she wants.
Melvin Smiley: You don't know what the fuck you're talkin' about, man. That's not true.
Cisco: You never learn! Haven't I taught you nothin'? She don't like you! Hell, man, I don't fucking like you!
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Alternate Versions

German VHS release was cut by ca. 4 minutes to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »


Soundtracks

Someone to Call My Own
Written by Monica Behan & Melanie Vasquez
Performed by Behan Johnson
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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A HIT!
21 January 2002 | by David, Film FreakSee all my reviews

When a group of hitmen kidnap the goddchild of their boss all hell breaks loose.

This is plot for this awesome comedy/action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Christina Applegate and Antonia Sabato, Jnr.

This is a high-octane comedic look at hitmen - and what would happen if you double-crossed your boss. Turn up the sound on this one, sit back, and be amazed.

It's movies like this that show how good an actor Mark Wahlberg really is. 8.5/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Hit See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,809,424, 26 April 1998

Gross USA:

$27,007,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,007,143
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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