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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.

Director:

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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Genres:

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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Trivia

Most of the footage from the opening credits is edited from footage from the TV show Dark Angel (2000) (also owned by 20th Century Fox), which shares a similar story line about genetically enhanced children trained as super assassins and soldiers. See more »

Goofs

In the scene in the hotel room in Turkey, when Nika gets up and stands on the balcony, Agent 47 is reading through papers on his target. In them Istanbul is spelt 'Istambul'. However, the name of "Istambul" is still used among many European countries. See more »

Quotes

Mike Whittier: Are you going to kill me?
Agent 47: If I was going to kill you, I'd have done it when you walked to your car this morning and been gone by the time your body hit the sidewalk
Mike Whittier: Then why are you here?
Agent 47: To talk. But, Mike, if you make me kill you, you will not go alone. Sit. Are you a good man, Inspector?
Mike Whittier: I think.
Agent 47: And yet you've killed men.
Mike Whittier: Yes.
Agent 47: I'm gonna ask you a question. How you answer it will determine how this night ends. How does a good man decide when to kill?
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Spun-off from Hitman: Codename 47 (2000) See more »

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Swingville Sashay
Written and Performed by Muff & Rezz
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Hit-man the Movie
24 November 2007 | by freeyourmind775See all my reviews

First, I've heard mostly mixed comments about this movie. But, I'm glad that for the first time in a long time, an "action" movie has had an in-depth plot. Not to mention, they captured the personality of 47 near perfectly. When I went to see this, I didn't think I would like it because Timothy Olyphant played such a convincing geek in Die Hard 4, but he did an incredible job of changing roles. The basis behind the movie is that the hit-man is sent to assassinate someone, but it goes bad, which results in him picking up Olga Kurylenko. Now, they tried to add some jokes in, and he does do some things that are completely out of character (such as smiling), but for the most part, he plays the part very well. Now, the hit-man games aren't known for the best plot of all time, but, since the movie focused more on plot then on actual action, it feels a bit refreshing since the games are basically "Target, Money, Kill". I'd like to see the next Hit-man game focus more on the plot.

Anyway, it's got a great story, 47 is for the most part, played as he should be, and there is enough action to keep you from getting bored.

Ranking wise, it's definitely no "Die Hard 3" or "Big Fish", but it is probably one of the best video-game to movie transitions thats been done in a long time.


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Country:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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