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Title The hit [(DVD) videorecording] / Zenith Productions in association with The Recorded Picture Company presents ; written by Peter Prince ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Stephen Frears.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, 2009.
℗1984
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 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F HIT    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : col. ill. ; 19 cm)
Series The Criterion collection ; 469
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 469.
System Details DVD; Region 1, NTSC; Dolby Digital mono.; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.78:1, enhanced for 16:9 televisions; new restored high-definition digital transfer.
Language In English; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast John Hurt, Tim Roth, Laura Del Sol, Terence Stamp, Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey.
Credits Director of photography, Mike Molloy ; editor, Mick Audsley ; music by Paco De Lucia ; title music, Eric Clapton ; production designer, Andrew Sanders.
Summary 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.
Contents "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.
Note 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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Gangsters -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Assassins -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Criminals -- Spain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Male friendship -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Criminal investigation -- Spain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Fugitives from justice -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Organized crime -- England -- London -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
London (England) -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Spain -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Gangster films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign films.
Detective and mystery films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Prince, Peter, 1942- screenwriter, commentator.
Thomas, Jeremy, producer.
Frears, Stephen, director, commentator.
Hurt, John, 1940- actor, commentator.
Roth, Tim, actor, commentator.
Sol, Laura del, actor.
Stamp, Terence, actor, interviewee.
Hunter, Bill, 1940-2011, actor.
Rey, Fernando, 1917-1994, actor.
Audsley, Mick, film editor, commentator.
Molloy, Mike, 1940- cinematographer.
Lucía, Paco de.
Fuller, Graham, 1956- Road to nowhere.
Zenith Productions.
Recorded Picture Company.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 9781604651256
Standard No. 715515042710
Music No. CC1798D Criterion Collection
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