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R| 1 hr. 31 min.

Plot Summary
Affable hit man Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg) is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score turns sour. That's because the girl is the goddaughter of the gang's ruthless crime boss. But, even while dodging bullets, Melvin has to keep his real job secret from his unsuspecting fiancée, Pam (Christina Applegate).

Cast: Mark Wahlberg , Lou Diamond Phillips , Christina Applegate , Avery Brooks , Bokeem Woodbine , China Chow , Antonio Sabato Jr. , Lainie Kazan

Director: Che-Kirk Wong

Genres: Action

The Big Hit (1998)

Release Date: January 1st, 1998|1 hr. 31 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Score it big-time inane but a load of fun. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Far from redundant. That's because (Kirk) Wong deftly balances the outrageous stunts. [24 April 1998, p. 6E] show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Mark Wahlberg could lose some of the good will he generated from his performance in "Boogie Nights" by playing an idiotically gentle killer for hire in The Big Hit. [24 April 1998, p. 53] show more

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