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Author: Peter PrinceJeremy ThomasStephen FrearsJohn HurtTim RothAll authors
Publisher: [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, 2009.
Series: Criterion collection, 469.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Foreign films
Feature films
Detective and mystery films
Drama
Fiction films
Gangster films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Prince; Jeremy Thomas; Stephen Frears; John Hurt; Tim Roth; Laura del Sol; Terence Stamp; Bill Hunter; Fernando Rey; Mick Audsley; Mike Molloy; Paco de Lucía; Graham Fuller; Zenith Productions.; Recorded Picture Company.; Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN: 9781604651256 1604651253 9786312764861 6312764869
OCLC Number: 300092867
Language Note: In English; subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Director of photography, Mike Molloy ; editor, Mick Audsley ; music by Paco De Lucia ; title music, Eric Clapton ; production designer, Andrew Sanders.
Cast: John Hurt, Tim Roth, Laura Del Sol, Terence Stamp, Bill Hunter, Fernando Rey.
Description: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([12] pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm).
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.
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.
Series Title: Criterion collection, 469.
Other Titles: Hit (Motion picture : 1984)
Responsibility: Zenith Productions in association with the Recorded Picture Company presents ; written by Peter Prince ; produced by Jeremy Thomas ; directed by Stephen Frears.

Abstract:

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.

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