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Diary of a Hitman (1991)

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes.

Director:

Roy London

Writers:

Kenneth Pressman (play), Kenneth Pressman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Forest Whitaker ... Dekker
Peter White ... Man in Garage
John Bedford Lloyd ... Dr. Jameson
Seymour Cassel ... Koenig
Dan Kamin ... Mime / Corpozoid Man
Wayne Crawford ... Wallace
Lewis Smith ... Zidzyck
Brett Rickaby ... Punk
Lois Chiles ... Sheila
Brenda Currin ... Neighbor Lady
Jimmy Butler ... Eddie
Ken Lerner ... Optometrist
Jake Dengel Jake Dengel ... Cooley
Jim Belushi ... Shandy (as James Belushi)
Tommy Lafitte Tommy Lafitte ... Piccolo
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Storyline

Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waver. The longer he takes to do the job, the more difficult it becomes. Written by Rob Hartill

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1991 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Hit Man See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,388, 3 May 1992

Gross USA:

$31,815

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,815
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The only feature film directed by Roy London. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

A Wonderful Guy
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Courtesy of Williamson Music
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Forest Whitaker's first really stand out role
3 February 2007 | by chuckeweSee all my reviews

I saw this movie well after it was out, caught it about 10 minutes after is started, and was doing something else at the time the TV was on. After just a few moments, I was spell bound (I love Ms. Fenn) but she was not the one who grabbed my attention. It was this soft spoken hit man truly agonizing with the situation.

When it was on again, (you know Showtime runs the same movie multiple times a month) even though I knew the ending, (I will not spoil it) I watched it again, beginning to end. I was captivated by Forest's portrayal.

I referenced this movie to someone, and they reminded me he was in the Crying Game. I'd not made the connection.

I was told to see Ghost Dog, which I enjoyed even more.

Having just got back from seeing The Last King Of Scotland, and having watched the season he was on The Shield, I have to say Forest has turned into one of the finest actors of our time. I hope he wins his Oscar this year.


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