Hitman (1972)

Rated R

Based on the novel, Jack’s Return Home, authored by Ted Lewis, Hitman is a “Blaxploitation” film centering upon the main character, Tyrone Tackett (Bernie Casey).  Tackett is a professional hitman who has returned to Oakland to solve the murder of his brother, Cornell.  In trying to discover the truth behind the murder, Tackett easily moves among other figures of the criminal underworld, including members of a local Italian mob, producers of adult films, hustlers, gamblers, henchmen of a local Black mobster, dogs and even a lion! 

With the help of his late brother’s buddy, Sherwood Epps (Sam Wells) and a lover with hidden motives (Pam Grier), Tackett is determined to get justice and he “aims” to deliver it … personally!

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