Jessica about to take on a room full of goons.
Jessica has to sneak back into the strip club.
Jessica has a lot to learn!
Bill at a strip club, talks to 'Cake'(Amanda Elliott).
Bill getting orders from his boss (Ronald Rezac) for his latest mission.
'Jessica' with the cute backpack, along with KC and Suzy.
The original concept of the THE HIT GIRL had her as being around 7 or 8 years old, but the difficulty in finding a young actress who could convincingly act like a 44 year old hit man eventually lead to the character's age being changed to that of a teenage girl, which also altered a number of other plot-lines. Once the character was officially a teenager, the script got underway. The character of Suzy, the hit man's timid, movie quoting niece, was added to act as a confidante to "Jessica", and would act as both teacher and a student throughout the course of the movie. Often relishing in her Uncle's misery, Suzy contributes a comic element which gives the movie more of a "buddy picture" feel and adds a sense of family to drive the plot forward. With a ton of pop culture references, THE HIT GIRL is both comedic and action oriented. It's a fun ride of twists and turns from the opening scene to the closing credits.
Don't piss off Jessica.
To get in, she says she there to audition...bad idea.
Jessica learning what it's like to be a teenage girl from 'his' niece Suzy & her friend KC (Delaney Dziwak).
Jessica has a lot of adjusting to do, but 'her' niece Suzy (Jessamyn Arnstein) is there to help.
James Castle Stevens as Bill
Bill wakes up to find he's not the man he was. Now he's Jessica (Ella Bowen).
A tongue-in-cheek action/comedy, THE HIT GIRL has been in the works for over 20 years. Originally, it was just one of many ideas that co-writers Robert Bruce and James A. Ward kicked around over two decades ago. Over time other movie ideas faded, but the concept of a hit man who accidentally gets transformed into a girl lived on. Revisiting the idea from time to time, James and Rob worked out various plot points that would face THE HIT GIRL. So, when it came time to write the screenplay some ideas persevered (such as her cute pink backpack), while others disappeared or had to be altered.
Loosely based on one of the oldest transformation legends in western society, THE HIT GIRL's origins stretch back more than 2500 years.
THE HIT GIRL tells the story of a slightly quirky, clandestine operative named Bill, who lives his life trying to make the world a better place. Sent out on a mission to his old hometown, he stops in to visit his sister, Elizabeth, and his timid, movie quoting niece, Suzy, before pursing his latest assignment. While there, he encounters a magical statue that transforms him into a teenage girl. Wishing to keep his transformation a secret from his sister and the world at large, Bill confides in Suzy about his sudden change and she agrees to help him. Renamed Jessica, "she" now has to deal not only with all the problems that being a teenage girl brings, she also must complete her latest mission. A mission which is made more dangerous now that her target has begun kidnapping teenage girls. Jessica, with Suzy's help, must overcome all of the obstacles that stand in her way while trying to find a way to return to her original form - if that is even possible.
"Take Freaky Friday, add a little Pulp Fiction, and maybe a small taste of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and you'd get something a lot like The Hit Girl."
review by DVD Verdict