The Big Hit (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime


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Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.


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  • Lou Diamond Phillips stars as Cisco
  • Bokeem Woodbine stars as Crunch
  • Melvin & Keiko
  • Director Kirk Wong
  • Antonio Sabàto Jr. stars as Vince
  • Mark Wahlberg stars as Melvin Smiley

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23 January 2006 | ebiros2
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| Mark Whalberg: Urban Hit man - Gen X style
This movie is about a day in the life of a hit man played by actor Mark Whalberg. Melvin (Mark Whalberg) has good life thanks to his talent as a hit man, but has very working class mentality going about his life. But none of the girls he associates with shares his work ethics, but just sees him as a cash cow, and a guy to dump all their troubles on to, until Cisco (Lou Diamond Phillips) kidnaps a Japanese mogul Jiro's (Sab Nishi) daughter Keiko (China Chow) and dumps her on to his lap. Keiko is the first to sympathize with Melvin and hits it off with him.

There are three stories going on simultaneously in this movie: One with Cisco and his boss Paris (Avery Brooks) who's a friend of Jiro's and wants the guy who kidnapped Keiko dead (not knowing that it's actually Cisco who did it). Second with Melvin's girl friend Pam (Christina Applegate) who's Jewish, and has a mother who is against her marrying this Irish Catholic guy. Third with Melvin and Keiko who's being kept at his house. All three converge at Melvin's house at lunch, and pandemonium breaks loose.

The story line is one of the most original, and is a feel good movie '90s style where the under dog anti-hero gets the good he deserves in the end. The riot is seeing all the other materialistic people around Melvin all trying to take advantage of him showing how nice of a guy he is despite his choice of profession.

Was this movie great ? Yes !! And is highly recommended.

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,809,424 26 April 1998

Gross USA:

$27,007,143

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,007,143

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