Yes, I led with the obvious: how can you NOT love any movie starring Pam Grier?
In this case, it’s the 1972 Blaxploitation classic Hit Man, and here are two more reasons you should check out this action gem…
1- NFL Star Bernie Casey
Hit Man stars the former NFL pro wide receiver Bernie Casey – who played for the San Francisco 49ers as well as the LA Rams! That’s right. This “Hit Man” was a pro football player, so I guess he knew all about kicking ass!
2 – Hats & Hair!
Here’s the second reason to check this out – well, TWO second reasons: Hit Man featured two very distinctive elements of “blaxploitation” movies of the time: a HUGE afro and a fancy hat!
Hit Man is an Americanized version of the British crime thriller Get Carter. Casey plays a very tough character – bending the rules and breaking the law to find out what happened to his missing brother…all while sporting a classic afro – and so does Pam!
Oh, and one other thing to note: Hit Man is also well known for featuring a “very nude” Pam Grier. Just sayin’…
Check out the trailer and enjoy this cult “Hit Man”!