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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:

Equipa Mortal 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Bokeem Woodbine (Crunch) and Sab Shimono (Jiro Nishi) both made guest appearances on the 'The X Files' starring David Duchovny, who worked with Christina Applegate (Pam) in the movie "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (1991). See more »

Goofs

After Melvin's Yellow Firebird hits his girlfriend's Jaguar, you can see heavy damage to the left front of the car. The damage disappears in subsequent scenes. See more »

Quotes

Melvin: Understand this, okay? I absolutely, positively cannot be the only person falling head over heels in love in this relationship. It's got to be mutual.
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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

References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Voto Latino
Written by Ismael Fuentes De Garay
Performed by Molotov
Courtesy of Universal-Curco Record Venture
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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I hate to admit it.....but I loved this picture!!!!
6 February 1999 | by BsyChildSee all my reviews

Alright, alright, alright. I know what you are saying. "It was cheesy, it was dumb, blah blah blah" . I personally found this picture really, really entertaining. It was filmed so cool. All-in-all, I thought it was a very entertaining picture.


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