The Big Hit [Blu-ray] [1998]

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  • Release Date: 12/07/2010
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
72% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 7)

Synopsis


The Big Hit
Kirk Wong directed this comedy actioner about mild-mannered, beleaguered hitman Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg), who very much wants to be liked. However, the naive Mel is being taken advantage of by both his girlfriends and associates (who cheat him out of his bonuses). Mel and his "Odd Squad" -- Cisco (Lou Diamond Phillips), Crunch (Bokeem Woodbine), Vince (Antonio Sabato Jr.), and Gump (Robin Dunne) -- work for Paris (Avery Brooks), head of an international crime cartel and a contractor for hit jobs. Mel's mistress Chantel (Lela Rochon), who views him as a meal ticket, lives rent-free in his house, misspends his money, and is continually thinking of ways to get more from him. Her latest scheme is concocting tales about overdue mortgage and car payments, but she really wants the money to run away with her lover Sergio. Mel and his team head into a big shootout to waste some rival mobsters. One person kills the electricity; the others don night-vision goggles. Melvin handles most of the action, including shooting while bungee-bouncing near a staircase, finally making a spectacular bungee-exit from the top floors of the building just as it explodes in flames. A quick and easy weekend job backfires when their kidnap victim, a rich industrialist's teenage daughter Keiko Nishi (China Chow), turns out to be the godchild of their boss, crime czar Paris. When Cisco, mastermind of the plan, is summoned by Paris, he manages to shift blame to Mel. Meanwhile, Chantel absconds with Mel's earnings just as the disapproving parents (Elliott Gould, Lainie Kazan) of Mel's fiancee Pam (Christina Applegate) are due for a visit. Since Pam gave her parents $50,000 from Mel's bank account, they're on their way to thank him and hopefully benefit from another financial windfall. As his professional and domestic woes collide, Mel finds himself dodging bullets while trying to impress his potential in-laws. Throw in an overzealous video-store clerk demanding the return of an overdue tape (King Kong Returns), and it's not long before Mel's life starts to unravel. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Mark Wahlberg
    Mark Wahlberg - Melvin Smiley
  • Lou Diamond Phillips
    Lou Diamond Phillips - Cisco
  • Christina Applegate
    Christina Applegate - Pam Shulman
  • Avery Brooks
    Avery Brooks - Paris
  • Bokeem Woodbine
    Bokeem Woodbine - Crunch



Overall customer rating

3.9
72%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super FUN movie!!

    Posted
    Motovation
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    "Straight jackin' saves you that mad cream!" Lol This is one of my favorite all - time action comedies. The plot isn't special and it's kinda campy but this movie isn't meant to be taken seriously. It's just a fun movie from beginning to end. Lots of funny bits and quotes. Lou Diamond Phillips over - acting the bad guy role is thoroughly entertaining! Bokeem Woodbine as a grown man who just discovered masturbation adds lots of hilarity. And Avery Brooks as the crime boss is just badass! This is such an underrated film!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Painful to watch

    Posted
    LinuxGuyDE
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    This was a cheap bargin-bin movie I grabbed based purely on the actors listed on the box. The movie was pretty bad.. My 17 year old son asked at one point "Is this supposed to be funny?". That pretty much sums up the experience. In all fairness, I will say there were literally two times I actually LOL'ed (I counted), so it did have its moments. If I had to choose between elective dental surgery and watching this movie again it would be a tough choice.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A ridiculously funny action movie

    Posted
    Layz

    Non-stop action with no believable plot and is just an off-the-wall comedy that will have laughing until you cry. This is a movie you don't take seriously

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    JRingo284
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    I received this movie as a gift and thought it was a good flick. The 4 main characters keep you on edge. M Wahlberg and C Applegate are a good mix.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Fun because of Lou

    Posted
    Roaddog25
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    A tolerable movie because Lou Diamond Phillips is very funny and there is a girl in a short catholic school girl uniform.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    Posted
    SweetTweet
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    Love this movie definitely one of my faves. Can't go wrong with this

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheesy funny movie

    Posted
    Jeremy40511
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    A cheesy funny movie starring Mark Wahlberg, what's not to like?

    I would recommend this to a friend



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