Portrait of a Hitman is a 1979 film directed by Allan A. Buckhantz and written by Yabo Yablonsky. Although the film was shot in 1977 and featured actors such as Jack Palance and Rod Steiger, it did not receive domestic distribution until 1984.
The soundtrack features songs by Pages (covering Bob Marley), Julie Inouye, Linda Little and Debbie James.
"Trained killer or talented artist... Jim Buck is both!"
A professional hitman who doubles as a painter is hired to kill a brain surgeon. But it turns out that not only are he and the surgeon are old friends, but they are both in love with the same woman.