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The Hit [DVD] [1993]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) is a mobster-turned informant living in relative seclusion and philosophical exile in rural Spain, until he is kidnapped one day and delivered to Braddock (John Hurt), a calculating and maniacal hit man who has been hired to deliver Parker to Paris, where his execution will take place. Braddock's partner, Myron (Tim Roth) is a young punkish fellow with an impulsive and violent streak. As they set out for Paris they realize they are being followed and must stop in Madrid to pick up a new car. They also acquire another hostage, Maggie (Laura Del Sol), whose boyfriend was killed for the car. Tension and the threat of violence hovers over every scene of the movie, creating a claustrophobic atmosphere that mirrors the confines of the car as they drive through miles of beautifully shot desert. Fast paced flamenco music from Spanish great Paco De Lucia ignites the screen and creates a haunting and moody atmosphere.The fine ensemble work from the brilliant cast members helps to create this richly woven and darkly humorous ride.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1798

  • Credits
    John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Laura Del Sol, Tim Roth
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[An] astringent, sardonically funny thriller....Richly inventive....[The] acting is marvelous..."
    Variety

    "...Frears has a fine, strong personal style -- a mixture of visual audacity and a lovely sensitivity with his actors..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[A] quirky, proto-Tarantino road movie about two gangsters..."
    Premiere

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