Hit, The (1984)

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The Hit
TheHit cover.jpg
Criterion Collection DVD cover
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Stephen Frears
Release Date 1984
Language English
Spanish
Main Cast
Character Actor
Braddock John Hurt
Myron Tim Roth
Willie Parker Terence Stamp
Maggie Laura del Sol


The Hit is a 1984 crime drama directed by Stephen Frears (The Grifters, The Queen) starring John Hurt, Terence Stamp, Laura del Sol, and in his very first feature film, Tim Roth. The film was shot almost entirely on location in Spain and features Spanish firearms almost exclusively.


The following weapons were used in the film The Hit:
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Llama Comanche

Myron (Tim Roth) carries a Llama Comanche for most of the film. Braddock (John Hurt) later takes it and tosses it away.

Llama Comanche - .357 Magnum
Myron sticks his Comanche in Parker's (Terence Stamp) face.
Braddock compares Parker to his photo while Myron holds him at gunpoint.
Myron's Comanche on the ground in front of Parker.
TheHit Comanche 04.jpg

Astra A-50

Braddock carries an Astra A-50 for most of the film. Myron briefly takes it.

Astra A-50 - .380 ACP
Braddock cocks his A-50 in a very unusual way, using the fingertips of his weak hand.
The frame mounted safety can be seen in this shot.
Braddock levels his A-50 at Parker.
"9mm C" (for "9mm Corto") can be seen in this closeup. ("Corto" is Spanish for "short", and "9mm Short" is another name for .380 ACP.)

Star Model C

Braddock carries a Star Model C as a backup weapon.

Star Model C - .25 ACP
Braddock reaches for his backup in an ankle holster. The diamond Star logo is visible here.
Braddock points his pistol at Maggie (Laura del Sol).
TheHit pistol 03.jpg
Braddock fires a few rounds to stage a robbery.

Star Z70

Spanish officers carry Star Z70 submachine guns.

Star Z-70 - 9x19mm
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TheHit Z45 02.jpg
TheHit Z45 03.jpg

M1911-type

Willie Parker's bodyguard Juan (Manuel de Benito) is armed with an M1911-type pistol, possibly a Star Model B. It's only seen very briefly.

Star Model B Pistol, blued finish - 9x19mm
A brief shot of Juan's empty pistol as he goes careening over a car hood.

Unidentifiable revolver

A British plainclothes officer checks his revolver in the prologue. It makes only a brief appearance, and given the glare of the windshield, proper identification is pretty much impossible. It appears to be some sort of side-break revolver.

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