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Mark Wahlberg

The Big Hit

24 Apr, 1998

Wahlberg plays hitman Melvin Smiley, who undertakes a kidnapping job to payoff his second girlfriend’s debt in this comedy drama is directed by Che-Kirk Wong. Co-starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem Woodbine, Antonio Sabato, Jr., Avery Brooks, China Chow, lliott Gould, Lainie Kazan and Lela Rochon.

Well the funny thing about this movie is that this one cost about half of what it cost to make Boogie Nights. That’s is a huge surprise to most people ‘cuz it looks so big, like a real expensive film. Wong did an amazing job. All credit to him. I had finished Boogie Nights and I needed to do something that was a total 180 from that. When I read the script, the comedy aspect really got me. When I saw Kirk’s movie with Jackie Chan, I saw it was more about the acting than the action. That was impressive to me.

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