over 1 year
Great performances from core trio, reminded me a lot of SEXY BEAST (2000)
The Hit is a 1984 feature film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Hurt, Terence Stamp and Tim Roth. The Hit was Stamp's first starring role in over a decade and Roth won an Evening Standard award as the apprentice hit man.
The film was released on DVD by The Criterion Collection in April 2009.
The title music is provided by Roger Waters and Eric Clapton. Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia performed the soundtrack music.
London gangster Willie Parker (Terence Stamp) gives evidence against his criminal compatriots in return for a very generous offer from police. Ten years later, Parker lives in comfortable retirement in Spain until four Spanish youths kidnap him and deliver him to two hitmen hired by the kingpin that Parker helped put away. Braddock (John Hurt) is a world weary veteran, while Myron (Tim Roth) is his hot-blooded apprentice. Parker quickly adopts a carefree demeanor, claiming that he's had ten years to accept death as a simple part of life. He follows the...