R | | Action, Crime, Drama
Martin, an I.R.A. hitman, is seen by a Catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger.
Director Mike Hodges disowned the movie, and attempted to have his name removed from the credits, after creative interference from the producers. Hodges wasn't happy with the theatrical release.
There's no reason for killing or dying anymore. What's more, there's no reason for living!
Anna: That's a terrible thing to say!
The end credits begin to roll up from behind the amusement park rides on the horizon.
There's an unknown director's cut for which Mike Hodges originally had John Scott to compose the music. However the producers decided that they didn't like it and hired Bill Conti to redo the music. Also, after watching Hodges' cut, Samuel Goldwyn recut the film for American audience who wanted an action movie. Both Hodges and Mickey Rourke publically disowned the theatrical cut.
$881,793 13 September 1987
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