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 ... 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

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

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The name of Nika Boronina's (Olga Kurylenko) squirrel/chipmunk, Tishka, is the diminutive of Timofei, the Russian variation of the name Timothy, which means, "He who honors God." See more »

Goofs

On the train when agent 47 and the three other agents are about to fight to the death, they get rid of their magazines. As they hit the floor you can see that they are full of blanks. See more »

Quotes

Agent 47: [Udre is telling 47 about the guns he has for sale] Whoa whoa whoa hold up. This is not a Kadr. It's a Chinese copy. In fact, I don't know if it's the drugs, or if you're usually this inept, but you've been wrong about most of these weapons. If the gun you're holding is as cheap as this one, even if you did manage to shoot her in the eye, and I'm not saying you could, you wouldn't kill her.
[Udre shoots at 47, missing]
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: A Good Day to Die Hard (2015) See more »

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The Tomb and Death...
Traditional
Performed by The Male Choir of Valaam Singing Culture Institute
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music
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Excellent
21 November 2007 | by twsegretoSee all my reviews

As we are all well aware of most film adaptations of video games are usually very poor. This is not the case with Hit-man. Hit-man has done something that no other video game film has been able to pull off before. It is entertaining to the general audience who has not plaid the video game, by use of witty remarks, dark humor, and excellent action scenes. On the other hand fans of the video game series will be pleasantly surprised that Hollywood has not butchered the concept of the video games. There has been much debate over the actor who played 47; all actors did an excellent job. I was very pleased.

Bottom line: If you enjoy the video games – see it. If you don't know anything about the video games but want to see a movie similar to Bourn Identity then see it.


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France | USA

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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