PG | | Action, Crime, Thriller
An aging hitman befriends a young man who wants to be a professional killer. Eventually it becomes clear that someone has betrayed them.
The meaning and relevance of this movie's "Mechanic" title is that it is an American underworld slang term for a professional hired killer or hit-man.
You do this for money?
Arthur Bishop: Money is paid, but that's not the motive. It has to do with standing outside of it all, on your own.
At the end of the movie, when Steve takes the taxi to Arthur's house, you can see Steve's car and there is clearly no note attached to the rear view mirror. When Steve leaves Arthur's house and goes to his car there is a note on the rear view mirror. This should have been visible from the taxi.
The 1988 UK Warner video release was cut by 7 secs by the BBFC to remove closeup shots of a lock picking. The cuts were restored in the 2004 MGM DVD.