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577 Ratings

The Hit

Directed by Stephen Frears
United Kingdom, 1984


Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men—played by John Hurt and Tim Roth—come a-calling to bring Willie back for execution.

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The Hit Directed by Stephen Frears

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1984 | Directors' Fortnight

Independent Spirit Awards

1986 | Nominee: Special Distinction Award

BAFTA Awards

1985 | Nominee: Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film

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