Cisco (Lou Diamond Philips in The Big Hit)


(Lou Diamond Philips in The Big Hit)

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


The Big Hit was a minor, low-budget 1998 action movie. It received mixed reviews.

Lou Diamond Phillips is great as Cisco the over-the-top, out-for-himself assassin.

I recommend viewing this film just to see Mr. Phillip’s surprisingly comedic turn.

Powers and Abilities

Cisco is a trained assassin with years of experience. As such he is proficient with a variety of assorted weapons.

These include firearms, explosives, and his favorite weapons, a pair of fighting knives.



  • Real Name: Cisco.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: Unrevealed.
  • Group Affiliation: None, but as the lead contract killer working for underworld boss Paris, Cisco is often made the de-facto leader of other assassins in Paris’s employ such as Melvin Smiley, Crunch, and Vince whenever they are given assignments together.
  • Base Of Operations: He works primarily in California.
  • Height: 6’ Weight: 185 lbs.
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black


A well dressed and well built young man in his early 30s.

He is highly particular about his appearance. Cisco can be seen taking note of his looks or tending to personal grooming often in the film.



Mercenary to the core, Cisco will do anything for money and/or self-preservation.

He will even turn on his own teammates to save himself. Loyalty means absolutely nothing to him if it doesn’t advance his own agenda.


Cisco: “I don’t want no fuck-ups on this kidnapping, boy.”
Gump: “Oh, come on, yo. I ain’t like that no more, kid. You know I gots my shits – ugh ’ ugh ’ ugh – ugh…”
Cisco: “Together ! ‘Ya got your shit together,‘ ya non-word-rememberin’ motherfucker !”

Keiko Nishi: “It says ’businesses.‘ That’s what it says. You said for me to read the [ransom] note ; not to improve it.”
Cisco: “Oh ! ‘Improve !‘ What are you… Meryl-fuckin’-Streep ? Ok — ’improve‘ the note.‘

The Big Hit's cast

Cisco (leading an entire hit squad to Melvin Smiley’s house to kill him): “It’s bonus time, Mel, and guess who’s the bonus ?”
Melvin: “Traitorous motherfucker ! We’re supposed to be friends !”
Cisco: “I just need a little space right now, I still love you, baby !”

“I came back to finish what I started motherfucker !” (whips out knives) “Knuckle up, bitch !”

Cisco: “She ain’t no bitch, huh ? Oh, I see – you ’like‘ this girl ? Shit, man, come on ! She tricked you : just another ho manipulating your sorry ass to get what she wants.‘
Melvin Smiley: “You don’t know what the fuck you’re talkin’ about, man. That’s not true.”
Cisco: “You never learn ! Haven’t I taught you nothin’ ? She don’t like you ! Hell, man, I don’t fucking like you !”

DC Universe History

Cisco and his associates can be dropped into almost any campaign as another hired gun just trying to make a buck.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 06 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 05 Min: 05 Occupation: Assassin
Inf: 05 Aur: 05 Spi: 05 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 019 HP: 030

Acrobatics (Athletics, Dodging)*: 06, Evasion (Ranged only): 07, Martial Artist: 05, Thief (Stealth)*: 06, Weaponry: 07

Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Schticks (Fast Draw, Speed Shooting, Paired Firearms, Paired Weapons – knives).

Paris (his employer — Low), Melvin Smiley, Crunch, Vince, Gump (all High at start of film ; loses this completely after he turns on them).

MIA toward Money, MIA toward Attractive young women.


  • 9mm Beretta 92 series pistols (x2) [BODY 03, Projectile weapon: 04, Ammo: 15, R#03].
  • Flash Bang grenades (x2) [BODY 01, EV 02 (Area of effect 1 AP), Flash: 05 (Area of effect 2 APs), Sensory block (Audial): 07, Note : all Powers are Combined, Grenade drawback, R#03].
  • Smoke grenades (x2) [BODY 01, Fog: 06, R#03, Grenade drawback].
  • Knives (x2) [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 01 (Cap is 06), Descriptor: Piercing, Slashing]. This is Cisco’s preferred close combat weapon.

By Pur_See_i8.

Source of Character: The Big Hit film 1998 played by Lou Diamond Phillips.

Helper(s): IMDB (quotes).