The Big Hit

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"Nothing's more dangerous than some nice guys... with a little time to kill."
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 31 min
  • 6.0  (31,156)
  • 31

The Big Hit is a 1998 action-comedy film that stars Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Christina Applegate. It was directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong, and written by Ben Ramsey. The story follows Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg), a hitman who works for a criminal organization led by Paris (Avery Brooks). Melvin has a complicated personal life, as he's engaged to Pam (Christina Applegate), a demanding, high-maintenance woman who doesn't understand his job, and he's also seeing fellow hitman Chantel (Lela Rochon) on the side.

One day, Melvin and his team are tasked with kidnapping the daughter of a wealthy Japanese businessman named Jiro Nishi (Sab Shimono). However, things quickly go awry when they accidentally kidnap the wrong girl, and realize that the girl they've taken is the goddaughter of Paris. This sets off a chain of events that puts Melvin in danger, as he tries to rescue the girl and avoid the wrath of Paris.

Lou Diamond Phillips plays Cisco, a fellow hitman and Melvin's best friend, who becomes embroiled in the chaos when he tries to help Melvin. The two of them are pursued by a rogue FBI agent named Hanson (Bokeem Woodbine), who has his own agenda when it comes to Nishi's daughter.

The film is a high-energy action-comedy, with plenty of gunfights, car chases, and explosions to keep audiences entertained. However, it also has a love story at its core, as Melvin tries to navigate his complicated personal life while also trying to do his job and stay alive.

Mark Wahlberg delivers a memorable performance as Melvin, bringing both humor and intensity to the character. Lou Diamond Phillips is equally impressive as Cisco, adding a level of comedic relief to the film. Christina Applegate is also great as Pam, portraying the character as both annoying and sympathetic.

One of the highlights of the film is its use of music. The soundtrack features a mix of East and West Coast hip-hop, which adds to the film's gritty, urban vibe. The film also features an iconic dance scene, where Melvin and Cisco perform a choreographed routine to music from The Nutcracker.

Overall, The Big Hit is an entertaining action-comedy that showcases the talents of its impressive cast. While it may not be the most groundbreaking or thought-provoking film out there, it's definitely worth a watch for anyone looking for a fun, lighthearted movie with plenty of laughs and action.

The Big Hit is a 1998 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 31 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 31.

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  • Release Date
    1998
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 31 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (31,156)
  • Metascore
    31