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Assassination (1987)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  9 January 1987 (USA)
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Jay Killion (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 Killion (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 Killion, 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 Killion'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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Only Jay Killian stood between the President's wife and assassination. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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9 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Assassin  »

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$6,075,793 (USA)
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Trivia

The nickname of Charles Bronson's character Jay Killian was "Killy". See more »

Goofs

Killion clearly greats 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 so not serve as the President's Chief of Staff, not even after they've retired from the Senate. See more »

Quotes

Lara Royce Craig: If Bracken's been getting news of our whereabouts, well, he'll be there and waiting for us.
Jay Killion: Well, I'd rather you were here because I've sent part of my team to meet us.
Lara Royce Craig: Don't you think that's subjecting the First Lady to some risk?
Jay Killion: Lamb for the slaughter?
Lara Royce Craig: Oh, Killy - what a way with words! Can't you put it another way?
Jay Killion: Okay - how about, "worm wriggling on a hook"?
Lara Royce Craig: Uhhfph - forget it! I'll take the lamb!
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Referenced in Blood Massacre (1991) See more »

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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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