The Hitman (1991)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Police Detective Film  |   Release Date - Oct 25, 1991 (USA)  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Chuck Norris stars in this derivative action film (directed by his brother, Aaron Norris) which bears more than a passing similarity to Steven Seagal's Marked for Death. Norris plays Cliff Garret, a Seattle cop who is mortally wounded in a drug bust. Garret's condition is grave but he manages to pull through. However, the Seattle police have plans for him and put out the word that Garret has died. When Garret regains his strength, he is given a new identity as hit man Danny Grogan and is assigned to go undercover and infiltrate the crime family of Marco Luganni (Al Waxman). "Grogan" must bring both Luganni and rival gang-lord Andre Lacombe (Marcel Sabourin) into police custody. But his past comes back to haunt him in the person of Ronny Delany (Michael Parks), a goon from Grogan's Garret days, who threatens to blow his cover.

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law-enforcement, bad-guy, betrayal, criminal, drug-dealer, frame-up, gangster, good-guy, good-vs-evil, hitman, infiltration, killing, police, revenge, robbery, undercover