The Hit (1984)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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Ten years later, after ratting on his old mobster friends in exchange for personal immunity, two hit men drive a hardened criminal to Paris for his execution. However, while on the way, whatever can go wrong, does go wrong.


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  • John Hurt and Laura del Sol in The Hit (1984)
  • Tim Roth and Laura del Sol in The Hit (1984)
  • Laura del Sol in The Hit (1984)
  • Tim Roth and Terence Stamp in The Hit (1984)

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16 October 2006 | dbborroughs
8
| Who's in charge here anyway?
Two hit men go to Spain and pick up a fellow crook who went into hiding years before. They are suppose to drive him back to Paris, however as they hit the road, it quickly becomes clear that things are not what they seem and that the hit men are in for more than they ever bargained for.

Tightly plotted and neat little thriller that works thanks to its three stars. Terrence Stamp kicked his career into high gear once more with his turn as the man hauled off for execution. So calm in the face of death its almost unnerving and its not hard to see how he can begin to play his captors like a violin. John Hurt and Tim Roth are his equal as the two hit men who never saw what they were walking into. This is ensemble acting at its finest.

This is a great little film. Its worth seeking out.

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