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Monday, December 8, 2008

Hit! (1973)

    A federal agent, Nick Allen (Billy Dee Williams, The Final Comedown and The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings) whose daughter dies of a drug overdose is determined to destroy the ring that supplied her. He organizes a small independent task force of mercenaries to travel to France in order to kill the nine leaders of a Marseilles drug syndicate. The motley crew of angry American citizens includes construction worker, Mike Willmer (Richard Pryor, Which Way Is Up? and Greased Lightning); call girls Sherry Nielson (Gwen Wells); rogue cop, Dutch Schiller (Warren J. Kemmerling); college professor Barry Strong (Paul Hampton) and the kindly old Jewish couple, Ida (Janet Brandt) and Herman (Sid Melton), who want to inflict Old Testament revenge upon the syndicate. Photography by legendary cinematographer, John A. Alonzo (Chinatown) with a beautiful score by Lalo Schifrin (Enter The Dragon).


    Anonymous said...

    Parts of this film had been shot inside and outside of my high school, Hawthorne, in the Sumner Building in DC.

    I've been looking for this film because old friends have mentioned it more than once.

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