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Target of an Assassin (1977)

An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

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Ernest Hobday 'Sailor' Slade
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Shannon
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President Lunda
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Colonel Albert Pahler
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Sister Janet Hobart
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Dr. Ben Schaeffer
Ken Gampu ...
Minister Manga
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Ginny Slade
Barry Trengove ...
Captain Maurer
Chris du Toit ...
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Regardt van den Bergh ...
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Hugh Rouse ...
South African Cabinet Minister
Don Barrigo ...
Used Car Salesman
Ndaba Mhlongo ...
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Johnny Molefe ...
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An ailing African leader is admitted to a hospital. A male nurse at the hospital kidnaps him, but it turns out that things aren't exactly what they seem to be.

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African Rage  »

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Co-stars Marius Weyers and Sandra Prinsloo would co-star again together three years later, but in lead roles in Jamie Uys's funny film, "The Gods Must Be Crazy". See more »

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Referenced in The Killing Floor (2007) See more »

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A little better than I thought it would be
10 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got this in a dollar store. $1 for a DVD with two movies on it (the second being The Snows of Kilmanjaro). I like picking up these low budget movies. Most are awful but every now and then I find a gem.

Fatal Assassin would not be called a gem, but it isn't a lump of coal, either. Quinn, who has a fatal illness, kidnaps a visiting dignitary in South Africa in order to provide for his daughter. Meanwhile, an assassin has been hired to kill the dignitary. The story focuses more on the growing relationship between Quinn and the President.

I did not think this was a bad movie at all. It held my interest to the end.


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