Hit! (1973)

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Billy Dee Williams stars as Nick Allen in Hit! When he returns from an undercover assignment for the government, he discovers that his beloved daughter has died from a heroin overdose. He traces the drugs to a huge drug ring operating out of Marseilles, France. After discovering, to his disgust, that the U.S. government is not prepared to do anything about these lowlifes, he rounds up his own private squad of anti-drug guerillas, including Mike Willmer (Richard Pryor). Only because of its superior production values, does this film narrowly escape being a bona-fide member of the blaxploitation genre.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics
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Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Billy Dee Williams
as Nick Allen
Richard Pryor
as Mike Willmer
Paul Hampton
as Barry Strong
Gwen Welles
as Sherry Nielson
Warren Kemmerling
as dutch Schiller
Sid Melton
as Herman
Zooey Hall
as Carlin
Todd Martin
as Crosby
Norman Burton
as The Director
Jenny Astruc
as Mme. Frelou
Yves Barsacq
as Romain
Jean-Claude Bercq
as Jean-Baptiste
Henri Cogan
as Bornou
Robert Lombard
as Mr. Frelou
Paul Mercey
as Jyras
Malka Ribovska
as Mme. Orissa
Tina Andrews
as Jeannie Allen
Mwako Cumbuka
as Boyfriend
Lee Duncan
as Pusher
Janear Hines
as Esther
Jerry Jones
as The Weasel
David Hall
as Carlin
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Critic Reviews for Hit!

All Critics (2)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

... a conventional version of the mainstream crime caper with a rare African-American lead, which is the film's only memorable accomplishment.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Parallax View

Hit! is a super-cool movie.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Combustible Celluloid

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