The hit

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The hit
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Zenith Productions
Place Published: 
[Irvington, New York]
Criterion Collection
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.)
Originally produced as an English motion picture in 1984.
Supplements: Commentary [optional audio feature]; Parkinson One-to-One: Terence Stamp [featurette] (37 min.); Trailer (3 min.); booklet includes the essay "Road to Nowhere" by Graham Fuller.
"We'll meet again" -- Ten years later -- Exchange -- Executioner and his assistant -- Harry's place -- Wrong place, wrong time -- Maggie -- Gora Euskadi -- All part of the same process -- Petrol stop -- Stage in the journey -- Tomorrow -- Border -- Color bars.
Director of photography, Mike Molloy ; editor, Mick Audsley ; music by Paco De Lucia ; title music, Eric Clapton ; production designer, Andrew Sanders.
In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Afterward, he's packed off to the south of Spain to live out his days far from the reach of the criminals he has put away. Ten years go by in peace, until one day he returns home, is kidnapped, and given into the hands of Mr. Braddock and his assistant Myron. They are to deliver him to Paris, and the boss he put away. Trouble is, Willie totally accepting of his fate--a former criminal turned Zen master--which unnerves Braddock and Myron to no end. The beleaguered hit men are burdened with a female witness, the Spanish police are after them, and soon nothing is going according to plan.
Zenith Productions in association with the Recorded Picture Company presents ; written by Peter Prince ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Stephen Frears
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