GenreAction, Thriller ScreenplayChad Law, Evan Law CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 10, 2011 (2011-05-10) WriterChad Law, Evan Law CastCuba Gooding Jr. (Jonas Arbor), Cole Hauser (Allan Campbell), Jonathan LaPaglia (Detective Neil McKay), Ginny Weirick (Sydney Campbell), Sean Cook (Brian Felzner), Drew Waters (Mike Dodd) Similar moviesCuba Gooding - Jr appears in both
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The Hit List is a 2011 American action film written by Chad and Evan Law, and directed by William Kaufman, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Cole Hauser. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on May 10, 2011.
Allan Campbell (Cole Hauser), a man who has had a very bad day, goes to a bar to drown his sorrows. He drunkenly befriends a mysterious man who calls himself Jonas Arbor (Cuba Gooding Jr.), revealing to him a list of five people he wishes were dead. But as the bodies start piling up, and with a detective (Jonathan LaPaglia) hot on his trail, Allan, no longer believing the events to be a practical joke, must set out to end the murders before it's too late for his wife, who happens to be the last in the list.
Cuba Gooding Jr. as Jonas Arbor
Cole Hauser as Allan Campbell
Jonathan LaPaglia as Detective Neil McKay
Ginny Weirick as Sydney Campbell
Sean Cook as Brian Felzner
Drew Waters as Mike Dodd
Matt Beckham as Agent Drake Ford
Brandon O'Neill as Dom Estacado
J.P. O'Shaughnessy as Lt. Ben Harp
David Andriole as Detective Ray Lowery
Brandon Messenger as Agent Cole Baldridge
Actor Christian Slater, who also starred with Cuba Gooding Jr. in Lies & Illusions as well as Sacrifice, was originally rumored to play the part of Allan Campbell. Slater co-starred with Hauser in the film Shadows of the White Nights.
The writers of Hero Wanted, and also starring Cuba Gooding, Jr., penned the screenplay, while several of the producers of Hero Wanted, End Game, and Wrong Turn at Tahoe produced.
Director William Kaufman of the 2005 indie action thriller The Prodigy was chosen to direct.
Filming took place in Spokane, Washington in early 2010. The local police in Spokane refused to officially participate in the film's production because of the film's depiction of violence toward police officers. This is due to the 2009 shooting of Lakewood, Washington, police officers, which occurred two months before principal photography began.
The original music score for the film was composed and conducted by composer Deane Ogden
"Honky Tonk Barstool"
Written by Zach Selwyn
Performed by Zachariah and the Lobos Riders
Courtesy of Papago Records.
"47 Ways To Die"
Written by Steve Blaze
Performed by Lillian Axe
From the album "Deep Red Shadows"
"One More Time"
Written by John Riven
Performed by John Riven
DVD was released in Region 2 in the United Kingdom on 9 May 2011, and also Region 1 in the United States on May 10, 2011, it was distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.