The Hit

The Hit

Directed by Stephen Frears • 1984 • United Kingdom

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 Lucía, and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations, a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.

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The Hit
  • The Hit

    Directed by Stephen Frears • 1984 • United Kingdom

    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 Joh...

Extras

  • THE HIT Commentary

    This commentary features director Stephen Frears, actors John Hurt and Tim Roth, screenwriter Peter Prince, and editor Mick Audsley.