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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.

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Cast

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... Melvin Smiley
... Cisco
... Pam Shulman
... Paris
... Crunch
... Vince
... Keiko Nishi
... Jeanne Shulman
... Morton Shulman
... Jiro Nishi
... Gump
... Chantel
... Video Store Kid
... Lance
David Usher ... Sergio
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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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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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24 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Equipa Mortal  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,809,424, 26 April 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,052,167, 26 July 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Almost all movie covers and posters at the video rental store are from Troma Entertainment. See more »

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When Keiko hit Melvin with hammer her leg was still dirty. In next shot, when she started to run, her both legs were clean. See more »

Quotes

Melvin: I can't stand the thought of anyone not liking me, okay! There, I said it! The thought of either one of them
[his fiancee' and his girlfriend]
Melvin: not liking me is more than I can stand, okay!
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References Spring Break (1983) See more »

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Written by Maurice Cenac (as M. Cenac), Scott Kluesner, Craig Miller & Son Doobie (as Jason Vasquez)
Performed by Funkdoobiest
Courtesy of Buzztone/The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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watch it for fun
31 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

There are some movies that you just watch to relax and enjoy some great one-liners, and some movies you watch for the hilarious plot. This is one of both of those types of movies. A situational dark comedy, watch this one when you just want entertainment that makes you laugh. This is the story of a hit-man who is trying to get ahead by doing the dirty work all of his friends create. Turns out he is very talented at what he does. If you would like to see Mark Wahlberg in an early role, I'd recommend this one. He plays the straight-man so well. The characters are so well-casted. I enjoyed the humor. To like this one, you can't take life too seriously. If you've ever seen "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels", this has similar humor, but it's like "L, S and TSB" on Prozac. Tame enough for most of your friends, but still funny enough to get a belly-laugh. I bought it sight-unseen and have been very happy with it!


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