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Assassination (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 January 1987 (USA)
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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The secret service has never been this lethal See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$6,075,793 (USA)
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First production in ten years for writer Richard Sale. The last had been The White Buffalo (1977). See more »

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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: [in a mixture of embarrassment and amusement] What are YOU grinnin' at?
Jay Killion: [chuckling] From the way you jumped up there, you'd have thought you'd sat on a SNAKE.
Lara Royce Craig: Well, I didn't want you to get excited, that's all.
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Lara Royce Craig: Was it - - exciting?
Jay Killion: No - - just heavy.
Lara Royce Craig: Damn it, Killy - - you could have lied just this once!
Jay Killion: Ah, well, I DID lie... you weren't just heavy, you felt like a ton!
Lara Royce Craig: You are an insufferable ASS!
Jay Killion: [smiling sarcastically] And since you like being top dog, you can take the top bunk.
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March
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from Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
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An all right film from Charles
5 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw this movie and the beginning started out pretty good and kind of funny between Ireland and Bronson. Just let you all know that I believe that Jill will go lethal with the shoe she had on if you mess with her so DON'T. But then at the middle of the movie, it had ups and downs. The first thing about it is that most of the action scenes go a little too fast and some of the non-action scenes go little fast too but other wise, the film is pretty good. Just to let you know that this is the last film that Charles and Jill are together and still do good being together in this film and I hope you you all enjoy the film.

I give this a 7/10


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