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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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9 January 1987 (USA)  »

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Assassin  »

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$6,075,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Final film for actor Chris Alcaide. Alcaide came out of retirement to appear in this movie playing the Chief Justice. His last film had been Hammett (1982), about five years earlier. See more »

Goofs

When Mama One is taken from the helicopter into a car, there are several cars and a truck following. In the next shot from within the car there are no cars at all to be seen through the back window. 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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Terrific movie with Jill Ireland and Charles Bronson
9 September 2003 | by (Lynchburg,Va.) – See all my reviews

I loved this Movie out of all Charles Bronson did. I think he and Jill Ireland were so neat in this together. I liked any movie they did together. I don't believe this was given enough credit. They just semed to fit in the parts together. I was truly saddened when Jill died and even more so with his passing. But at least we have the movies to watch which I never tire of seeing.


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