Trivia / Hitman

The film based on the video game series:

  • Actor Allusion:
  • Big Name Fan: Believe it or not, Marxist philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek voted for it for Sight & Sound 's poll regarding the best films of all time. Even the writer of the piece seems confused by this decision.
  • Executive Meddling: The infamous "train duel" scene was filmed in a rush after the director was fired over conflicts with the studio.
  • Money, Dear Boy: Timothy Olyphant has admitted in interviews that he did the film as a means to help pay for his house after Deadwood was cancelled.
  • What Could Have Been: In the near-final script, Agent Markov is revealed as the main villain who wants to replace the President-to-be with an doppelganger loyal to him. 47 is pursued by Spetsnaz (not the other clones), and the whole plan is foiled by Mike (who recorded Markov's confession after slipping one of 47's spy microphones under his lapel). 47 manipulates Markov into shooting the President during Udre's funeral, and then blows him up anyway.

The video game series:

The Game Show:

  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The show hasn't been seen since its cancellation, primarily because the "fact videos" were licensed for one showing each and Wolpert hasn't been able to negotiate new terms.
  • What Could Have Been: Jay Wolpert hosted the pilot. When the series was picked up, NBC requested that Wolpert drop 20 pounds and wear a toupee. Wolpert balked and Tomarken was hired to host.