THE HIT – DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Commentary featuring director Stephen Frears, actors John Hurt and Tim Roth, writer Peter Prince, and editor Mick Audsley
  • A 1988 interview with actor Terence Stamp from the television show Parkinson One-to-One
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Plus: A booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Graham Fuller

Terence Stamp is Willie, a gangster’s henchman turned “supergrass” (informer) trying to live in peaceful hiding in a remote Spanish village. Sun-dappled bliss turns to nerve-racking suspense, however, when two hit men – played by a soulless John Hurt and a youthful, loose-cannon Tim Roth – come a-calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific performances from a roster of England’s best hard-boiled actors and ravishing photography of its desolate Spanish locations – a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.

Actors:
  Laura Del Sol
  John Hurt
  Jim Broadbent
  Tim Roth
  Fernando Rey
  Bill Hunter
  Terrence Stamp

Writer:
  Peter Prince

Producer:
  Jeremy Thomas

Director:
  Stephen Frears