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Hitman (2007)

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A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Russia and Eastern Europe.

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Xavier Gens

Writer:

Skip Woods
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Olyphant ... Agent 47
Dougray Scott ... Mike Whittier
Olga Kurylenko ... Nika Boronina
Robert Knepper ... Yuri Marklov
Ulrich Thomsen ... Mikhail Belicoff
Henry Ian Cusick ... Udre Belicoff
Michael Offei Michael Offei ... Jenkins
Christian Erickson Christian Erickson ... General Kormarov
Eriq Ebouaney ... Bwana Ovie
Joe Sheridan ... Captain Gudnayev
James Faulkner ... Smith Jamison
Jean-Marc Bellu Jean-Marc Bellu ... Hitman #2
Nicky Naudé ... Hitman #3 (as Nicky Naude)
Abdou Sagna Abdou Sagna ... Hitman #4
Ilya Nikitenko Ilya Nikitenko ... Hitman #5
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Storyline

A gun-for-hire "Hitman" is a genetically-engineered, elite assassin known only as Agent 47 hired by a group known only as 'The Organization' is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. But even 47 couldn't anticipate a "random equation" in his life exactitude: the unexpected stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a mysterious Russian woman. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hitman See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,180,769, 25 November 2007

Gross USA:

$39,687,694

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,276,318
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Xavier Gens was originally asked by the studio to make the movie PG-13, which he refused to do because of the source material. He was allowed to shoot the movie aiming for an R, however in the final stages, he was removed and Nicolas De Toth was brought in to re-edit the movie for commercial purposes, as he did with Live Free or Die Hard (2007) (he is thanked in the credits for this editing). See more »

Goofs

At 48:45 a wire or cable can be seen under the opposite side of the detective's car as he stands outside speaking with the Russian police. See more »

Quotes

Yuri Marklov: [screaming] You bastard!
Agent 47: Yell all you like - the Lord himself won't hear you.
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Alternate Versions

The Unrated version contains an extra 63 seconds of mostly violence. See more »

Connections

References Saw (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

DVNO
Written by Gaspard Augé, Xavier de Rosnay and Mehdi Faveris-Essadi (as Mehdi Pinson)
Performed by Justice featuring Mehdi Faveris-Essadi (as Mehdi Pinson aka DVNO)
Courtesy of Ed Banger Records under exclusive license to Because Music
Mehdi Pinson aka DVNO appears by courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment France / Jive Epic
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User Reviews

 
Enjoyable game-to-movie action romp
17 February 2008 | by jim-j-mooreSee all my reviews

Viewers unfamiliar with the video game won't be disappointed - this is a well rounded action movie in its own right. Those who have played the video games from which the film characters are derived should enjoy the way Olyphant brings the anti-hero to life on the big screen.

In places the movie skirts on the borders of the usual action movie clichés: our ice-cold protagonist appears to thaw due to good-hearted "victim of society" hooker, for example. However, this is reasonably well handled in this movie and thankfully we don't get a serving of love interest cheese.

Dougray Scott's detective in pursuit character is another overused "good cop against the establishment" device, although again this is handled in a way that doesn't unduly distract. The fact that Dougray repeatedly pulls out a cigarette that he never once lights does become slightly distracting. If Dougray is an ardent non-smoker, why bother with the cigarette prop at all? Hard cops don't have to be smokers.

As with all movies of this genre, realism gives way to visual impact. If it bothers you that someone can emerge victorious but unscathed from a 10-against-1 firefight, this may not be the movie for you. For the rest of us, put your brains into neutral and enjoy the show!


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