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Hit List (1989)

A family man and a mob witness hunt for a hit-man who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.

Director:

William Lustig

Writers:

Aubrey K. Rattan (story), John F. Goff (screenplay) (as John Goff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Jack Collins
Leo Rossi ... Frank DeSalvo
Lance Henriksen ... Chris Caleek
Charles Napier ... Tom Mitchum
Rip Torn ... Vic Luca
Harold Sylvester ... Brian Armstrong
Jere Burns ... Jared Riley
Harriet Hall Harriet Hall ... Sandy Collins
Ken Lerner ... Gravenstein
Jack Andreozzi ... Abe Fasio
Nick Barbaro Nick Barbaro ... Mario
Lou Bonacki ... Johnson
Barry Brenner ... Doctor
Geoff Brewer Geoff Brewer ... Brock
Richard E. Butler Richard E. Butler ... Wink
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Storyline

Gangster boss Vincent Luca shall appear in court to account for his crimes - but he has a man at the police who tells him names and locations of the witnesses, so he can kill them all - but one: In the last hit, the professional killer gets into the wrong house. When the owner Mark Collins comes home, he finds his pregnant wife unconscious in the kitchen, his friend dead in the living room and his son kidnapped. The police officer wants Luca to believe he has the real witness' son and sends Collins into prison. But he manages to escape and takes things into his own hands. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Pray You're Not On It. See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hell to Pay See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,195, 5 March 1989

Gross USA:

$4,564

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,564
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the middle of shooting the film, William Lustig got into an argument with the head of CineTel Films regarding the problems he was having with Jan-Michael Vincent. Ready to leave immediately, Lustig was told to finish his day on the set. Upon finishing, Lustig found himself re-hired. See more »

Goofs

Mobster Luca taunts Agent Mitchum at the curb of the Gran Jury steps; in frustration Mitchum shoots Luca in the chest. The bullets slam Luca's body against the white limousine. The sliding actor's back slowly reveals a large rectangular dye pack trailing beside his left arm. See more »

Quotes

Frank DeSalvo: Hey! Whoa! Buster Badass! You are playin' in the major leagues here. You do things my way, or you do it alone.
Jack Collins: [Grabs gun] This may be your world but it's my kid! Got it?
Frank DeSalvo: You are a real dunce-ski.
Jack Collins: Yeah, well, fuck you.
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Bad News
Written by Robby Weaver and Rusty Weaver
(C) Burtus Publishing (EMI)
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Hit List is a awesome movie!
26 August 2003 | by Movie NuttballSee all my reviews

Hit List is a great 80s action film that has an all star cast!Jan-Michael Vincent was good,Leo Rossi played his role good!Lance Henriksen was incredible!Charles Napier was good as always!Rip Torn was awesome as He reminded Me of Jack Nicholson!The movie Hit List is a dang good one!It is one of those special movies of the 1980s!It has a ton of action through out the film and it has a very aggressive approach toward violence!The story is good,the cast is excellent,the acting is great,the action is totally superb,the music is unique,and the entire film is special!I strongly recommend this film!


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