The Hit

The Hit

DVD - 2009
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In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Afterward, he's packed off to the south of Spain to live out his days far from the reach of the criminals he has put away. Ten years go by in peace, until one day he returns home, is kidnapped, and given into the hands of Mr. Braddock and his assistant Myron. They are to deliver him to Paris, and the boss he put away. Trouble is, Willie totally accepting of his fate--a former criminal turned Zen master--which unnerves Braddock and Myron to no end. The beleaguered hit men are burdened with a female witness, the Spanish police are after them, and soon nothing is going according to plan.
Publisher: Irvington, NY : Criterion Collection, 2009.
Edition: Widescreen.
ISBN: 9781604651256
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)


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Nov 20, 2018

As pointed out by sit_walk, the main attraction was the imagery of the road trip between a rural Spanish town and the French-Spain border, a plan-B route taken by 2 hit men, their mark and a damsel.


Jan 05, 2012

Comment part 1: Really good little film with talented actors and director. Compelling story. Well worth watching.
Okay, comment part 2: It's been a few days since I watched this film, and I have often thought about it since. It is far more involved than it seems at first, and has many thought provoking aspects. An example of how to make a good film.

sit_walk May 14, 2010

Watch it for the scenery and cinematography as much as the story, although Terence Stamp and Tim Roth are absolutely compelling also. After "The Hit" try Tim Roth again in "Made in Britain".

Mar 17, 2010

A fantastic little known film. Tearence Stamp is excellent as always.


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Nov 20, 2018

I'm not scared.
- You've gotta be.
-'Cause everyone else is?
'Cause you are? You don't know -- Death -- Is just a stage in the journey. We're all gonna get there. No exceptions. Me and you and -- It's just a moment. We're here. Then we're not here. We're somewhere else... maybe. And it's as natural as breathing. Why should we be scared?
I read this in a magazine when John Lennon died.
"Death, be not proud...
"though some have called thee
mighty and dreadful...
"for thou art not so;
"for those whom thou think'st
thou dost overthrow...
"die not, poor Death...
nor yet canst thou kill me."

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