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The Hit

Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster's henchman turned supergrass (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men - played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon Tim Roth - come a-calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific performances from a roster of England's best hard-boiled actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations - a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.

Year: 1984
Genre: Thrillers & Suspense, Film Festivals 1985
Country: UK
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey, John Hurt, Laura Del Sol, Terence Stamp, Tim Roth
Duration: 98 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
7.1/10
Location in store: Thriller

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