The Hitman (1991)
Chuck Norris stars in this derivative action film (directed by his brother, Aaron Norris) which bears more than a passing similarity to Steven Seagal's Marked for Death. Norris plays Cliff Garret, a Seattle cop who is mortally wounded in a drug bust. Garret's condition is grave but he manages to pull through. However, the Seattle police have plans for him and put out the word that Garret has died. When Garret regains his strength, he is given a new identity as hit man Danny Grogan and is assigned to go undercover and infiltrate the crime family of Marco Luganni (Al Waxman). "Grogan" must bring both Luganni and rival gang-lord Andre Lacombe (Marcel Sabourin) into police custody. But his past comes back to haunt him in the person of Ronny Delany (Michael Parks), a goon from Grogan's Garret days, who threatens to blow his cover. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Hitman
The Hitman is Norris's attempt to do something darker, something riskier than he usually does.
One of Chuck's more generic efforts.
Audience Reviews for The Hitman
Who does not love Chuck Norris??
I dont care if his movies have no plot, its cheesy at times and tries to hard. But Chuck is the man!! his a grade and b grade movies did really set the trend for years to come,
This is Chuck's first dark gangster movie, playing an undercover cop posing as a mob hitman, dealing with Italians, the French and Iranians, and all in the meanwhile tracking down is ex partner who shot him out of a 2nd storey window. But as we glimpse the different sides to Chuck's role, we wonder how far deep he's going for the job... and what it will cost him. It already nearly cost him his life once.
Its dark, brutal, and hardcore for an early 90's film, machine guns, ak's, and countless bullets going off like a bad day in Bosnia , a hardman with a heart movie, though its all heart when Chuck whips out his mini shotgun and dispenses justice... and to a really explosive ending. Literally.
Enjoy a classic B-grade action thriller!
Chuck Norris looks more cool in his character as a police officer who is officially listed as dead and becomes the "hit man" for a Seattle crime boss in order. Cool gore shots in the final shoot-out.More
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