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The Big Hit (1998)

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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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Kirk Wong (as Che-Kirk Wong)

Writer:

Ben Ramsey

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Melvin Smiley
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Cisco
Christina Applegate ... Pam Shulman
Avery Brooks ... Paris
Bokeem Woodbine ... Crunch
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Vince
China Chow ... Keiko Nishi
Lainie Kazan ... Jeanne Shulman
Elliott Gould ... Morton Shulman
Sab Shimono ... Jiro Nishi
Robin Dunne ... Gump
Lela Rochon ... Chantel
Danny Smith ... Video Store Kid
Joshua Peace ... Lance
David Usher David Usher ... Sergio
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Storyline

To payoff his second girlfriend's debt, hitman Melvin Smiley undertakes a kidnapping job with his usual associates. In a world of prospective Jewish in-laws and late movie fees, the hitman falls in love with the victim and must settle the score with those out to double-cross him. Written by UptownRox

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a hit...with a twist See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Big Hit See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Scott Lee was considered for the role of Melvin. See more »

Goofs

When Chantel is pulling away with Sergio. See more »

Quotes

Keiko Nishi: It says "businesses." That's what it says. You said for me to read the note; not to improve it.
Cisco: Oh! "Improve!" What are you... Meryl-fuckin'-Streep?
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Alternate Versions

German VHS release was cut by ca. 4 minutes to secure a "Not under 16" rating. See more »

Connections

Featured in David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Cruise
Written by Haldane Browne, Chad Simpson & Wallace Wilson
Performed by Red Rat
Courtesy of Main Street Records
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A great action comedy.
4 September 2001 | by martymasterSee all my reviews

You must not think of this movie as a pure action movie,because it is not ment to be. This is one of the best action/comedys that are ever made. It mixes the humor with the action so well and the story is just plain nuts.The movie takes new directions all the time and it never stops to surprise you. The main characters gets involved in the most redicolues dilemmas you have ever seen and I guarantee that you will laugh many times.This movie also has some very violent scenes and some bad language.So it is not for kids. In the main roles you will find Mark Wahlberg,Christina Applegate and Lou Diamond Phillips which is my best friend Ole Martin's favourite actor.

So if you are looking for a laugh and some great action then this is the movie for you.


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