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Assassination (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 January 1987 (USA)
Jay Killian (Charles Bronson) had been the presidential bodyguard, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president, he is assigned to the first lady, Lara Royce (Jill Ireland). ... See full summary »

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Jay Killian (Charles Bronson) had been the presidential bodyguard, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president, he is assigned to the first lady, Lara Royce (Jill Ireland). Lara, a perpetually indignant, arrogantly feministic lady, initially hates the methodical and rules-following Killian, and so she does all she can to avoid him and disregard his safety procedures. The story complicates, however, when repeated attempts are made on Lara's life. Eventually, the shaken Lara decides to trust Killian's instincts and precautionary methods, and the pair embark on a difficult and often perilous cross-country journey, with the assassins close on their heels. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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9 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Assassin  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,075,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Final film of Chris Alcaide. NOTE: He came out of retirement to appear as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. See more »

Goofs

Killion clearly greets the Chief of Staff, Hector Bunsen, as 'Senator" and addresses him as "Senator" later in their conversation. The Senator acknowledges he represents Hawaii and is referred to several times as "Senator". US Senators do not serve as the President's Chief of Staff, not even after they've retired from the Senate. See more »

Quotes

Charlotte Chong: Killy, why don't you move in permanently?
Jay Killion: I don't want to die from a terminal orgasm!
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March
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from Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Composed by Jay Chattaway
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Assassination (1987) is woth your time



Ok maybe it's cheesey but it's a load of fun. Accept that it's that way and you love the film alot. It's a good action laugh, people take the micky saying you can't do this, that. Who's care, Bronson films are made to be enjoyed, he doesn't care what critics think. I don't. All he's own film he did are great. Fantastic stuff.

Well the story line is simple, Bronson is a service secret agent protecting the first lady (Jill). And suspects that someone is trying to ASSASSINATE her. So it's up to him to stop her in this great Action comedy thriller.

Worth the watch, i loved it. Especially with a comic Bronson. and he was 66 when he did this, wow, hope i'm like that at 66 running like a cat.

7 out 10


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