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 calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific hard-boiled performances from a roster of England's best actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, and ravishing photography of it's desolate Spanish locations a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.
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 calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific hard-boiled performances from a roster of England's best actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, and ravishing photography of it's desolate Spanish locations a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.
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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: CRITERION
Rel. Date: 10/20/2020
UPC: 715515252416

Criterion Collection: Hit / (Rstr Spec Sub Ws)

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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 calling to bring Willie back for execution. This stylish early gem from Stephen Frears boasts terrific hard-boiled performances from a roster of England's best actors, music by Eric Clapton and virtuoso flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, and ravishing photography of it's desolate Spanish locations a splendid backdrop for a rather sordid story.