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The Hit List (2011)

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A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.

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William Kaufman

Writers:

Chad Law, Evan Law
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Jonas Arbor
Cole Hauser ... Allan Campbell
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Detective Neil McKay
Ginny Weirick Ginny Weirick ... Sydney Campbell
Drew Waters ... Mike Dodd
Sean Cook Sean Cook ... Brian Felzner
Michael Papajohn ... Special Agent Drake Ford
J.P. O'Shaughnessy J.P. O'Shaughnessy ... Lieutenant Ben Harp
David Andriole ... Detective Ray Lowery
Brandon O'Neill Brandon O'Neill ... Dom Estacado
Daniel Brockley Daniel Brockley ... Drew McAllister
Katarzyna Wolejnio ... Victor Rosen's Secretary (as Kasia Wolejnio)
Tracy Schornick Tracy Schornick ... Bartender
Holt Boggs ... Officer Turnkey
Stephanie Vigil Stephanie Vigil ... TV News Reporter #1
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Storyline

In Spokane, an elite government killer goes rogue on the day that engineer Allen Campbell loses a promotion and finds his best man with his wife. Allen goes drinking that night and chats up a stranger who turns out to be Jonas, the hit man. Jonas asks Allen to give him a list of five people he'd like to see dead, so a drunk Allen lists his boss, the guy who got the promotion, a nasty bookie, the best man, and his wife. By the next morning, the boss is dead, and Allen realizes Jonas is for real. Can he stop Jonas? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The List See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Wilhelm Scream: When Jonas hits one of the cops with a shotgun blast in the police station. See more »

Goofs

When Alan spills coffee on his shirt, the stain appears dry (dark edges, no transparency). See more »

Quotes

Allan Campbell: He had a family!
Jonas Arbor: He still does.
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References Shaft (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Honky Tonk Barstool
Written by Zach Selwyn
Performed by Zachariah and the Lobos Riders
Courtesy of Papago Records
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Be careful what you wish for!
18 April 2011 | by Julian0922See all my reviews

I do not understand how people can downgrade this movie so badly, the acting is great, the story is excellent, one of the best I've seen in the past 12months and the movie itself is also way better than the most movies coming around on a daily basis. Sadly its not a high budget movie, so the common public would become aware of it, but downgrading something like that is pretty sad. If that is a 2 or 3, then the grading rates should go in the future down to minus 10 at least, because there are a lot of worse movies out there!

Its the same with another Cuba Gooding movie, Sacrifice, its also way better than the reviews show, but thats is a different subject. Maybe he is not so liked anymore...:-)

To me The Hit List is a good 7-8...not a 10 (except the story itself), but in regards of the downgrading, I upgrade it a bit. The story of the movie is simple, be careful what you wish for, even when you are drunk...because sometimes wishes come true!

More I do not want to spoil. Conclusion: absolutely worth the time watching and money as well...!

(I do not write many reviews here, only when I see that a movie is so badly discredited like this one!)


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