A homicide arranged by one or more persons or parties through an agreement (“contract”) with another person or party, to kill one or more target individuals in exchange for money or other consideration.
By taking out a Chicken Man or a Tony Six Knuckles, hit men help to expose gaping holes in the security system, holes that can then be patched, usually by other people named Chicken Man or Tony Six Knuckles.
Despite Siegel's claim that "Paladin Press has established itself as a correspondence school for crime," there isn't enough money to be made in a mail-order bookstore whose main customers are hit men and cannibals.
Two days before Gordon's impassioned privilege speech, retired SPO3 Arturo Lascanas surfaced to recant his testimony saying that he and a group of Davao City policemen were DDS hit men under the pay and control of then city Mayor and now President Duterte.
The movie's premise -- dozens of low-rent goons and hit men (some played by actors -- ahem, Ben Affleck -- desperate to revive their indie credibility) descend on a Lake Tahoe hotel to take out a magician-turned-mobster (Jeremy Piven) who's about to squeal on The Boss -- has the makings of a decent mayhem movie.