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The Hitter (1979)

An ex-professional boxer (O'Neal) tries to make a new start when teaming up with a fast talking but ageing hoodlum (Ceaser) and an ex-call girl (Frazier) but soon get more than they ... See full summary »


Christopher Leitch


Christopher Leitch (screenplay), Ben Harris (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ron O'Neal ... Otis
Sheila Frazier ... Lola
Adolph Caesar ... Nathan
Bill Cobbs ... Louisiana Slim
Dorothi Fox Dorothi Fox ... Mabel (as Dorothe Fox)
Alfie Brown Alfie Brown ... Sadie
Percy Thomas Percy Thomas ... Bootblack
Ed Heath Ed Heath ... Bartender
Joe Pinckney Joe Pinckney ... Thug
Tony Scott Tony Scott ... Thug
Gorham Scott Gorham Scott ... Card Player
Mike Winder Mike Winder ... Card Player
Joseph Evans Joseph Evans ... Card Player
Dana Terrell Dana Terrell ... Charlotte
Dee Porter Dee Porter ... Gretchen


An ex-professional boxer (O'Neal) tries to make a new start when teaming up with a fast talking but ageing hoodlum (Ceaser) and an ex-call girl (Frazier) but soon get more than they bargained for when crossing an adversary from their past. Written by Warren Hawkes

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Pool hustler, bare knuckle boxer, stone cold killer whatever it takes to make it See more »


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Release Date:

February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don't Call Me Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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The Hitter
31 December 2005 | by cash914See all my reviews

The Hitter was a great movie, superb cast, Ron O'Neal was a great actor Iwas sadden at his passing, If he was still with us I believe he would be right up there with Denzel Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Lawrence Fishburn just to name a few. God bless you Ron O'Neal, and his family. The movie was a great movie to see. It reminds me of how movies was made in the 70's it has that era to it the scenes reminded me of my home, It was just a touching movie,Otis was a street fighter, and Nathan was his agent, they should have move around to other states, 500.00 a fight wasn't enough for what Otis (O'Neal) was up against, It is a must see movie at anytime. Some of the actors, and actresses you don't see or hear about anymore.

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