• The Big Hit (1998)

The Big Hit

Release Date: April 24th, 1998

DVD Release Date: October 27th, 1998

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: Kirk Wong

Genres: Action

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Lion Rock Productions

Keywords: Love , Cheeky , Daughter , 1990s , Escape , Amusing , House ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

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

  • 75
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    One of the funniest movies to come along in awhile. show more

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