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The Hit (1984) Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Tim Roth, Laura Del Sol, Fernando Rey

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THE HIT is a movie directed by Stephen Frears in 1984.

Ten years ago, Terence Stamp has made a deal with the british police. He gave the name of his criminal partners in exchange for liberty. Now, he's in Spain and is still waiting for his old pals to reappear. One day, John Hurt and Tim Roth, two hitmen, kidnap him. So begins a long journey by car through Spain. But nothing seems to happen in the right way. They're soon obliged to take with them Laura del Sol, a young prostitute, and Terence Stamp delivers philosophical thoughts instead of being scared. Furthermore the spanish police is coming nearer and Tim Roth doesn't understand the sudden changes of mind of John Hurt.
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Masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   catching/stopping killer    -   criminal kidnappers If this is a criminal POV story...    -   bad criminals on the run

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain    -   England/UK Desert?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding vehicles

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