IMDb > Assassination (1987)
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Assassination (1987) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 8 | slideshow) Videos
Assassination -- A veteran secret service agent is called upon to protect the First Lady from an assassin whose orders come from within the White House. In HD.


User Rating:
5.0/10   1,879 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 11% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Richard Sale (written by)
View company contact information for Assassination on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
9 January 1987 (USA) See more »
They were reluctant running mates . . . in a race for their lives! See more »
Jay Killion (Charles Bronson) had been the presidential bodyguard, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Jay Killian is cool but Paul Kersey was better... See more (29 total) »


  (in credits order)

Directed by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
Writing credits
Richard Sale (written by)

Produced by
Yoram Globus .... executive producer
Menahem Golan .... executive producer
Pancho Kohner .... producer
Original Music by
Valentine McCallum 
Robert O. Ragland 
Cinematography by
Hanania Baer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James T. Heckert  (as James Heckert)
Charles Simmons (uncredited)
Casting by
Perry Bullington 
Production Design by
William Cruse 
Art Direction by
Joshua Culp  (as Joshua S. Culp)
Set Decoration by
Patricia Hall 
Costume Design by
Shelley Komarov 
Makeup Department
Rom Peaker .... hair assistant
Rom Peaker .... makeup assistant
Claudia Thompson .... hair supervisor
Claudia Thompson .... makeup supervisor
Terri Trupp .... makeup artist: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Production Management
Barbara Michaels .... unit production manager: Washington, D.C.
Barbara Michaels .... unit production manager: Washington, D.C.
Michael R. Sloan .... post-production supervisor
George Van Noy .... unit production manager
Roni Ya'ackov .... executive in charge of production (as Rony Yacov)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence D. Buchinsky .... second assistant director
Craig Huston .... first assistant director
Robert C. Ortwin Jr. .... second assistant director
Jack Gill .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Edwin M. Brewer .... property master (as Edwin Brewer)
Whitney Brooke Wheeler .... set dresser (as W. Brooke Wheeler)
Mark Haskins .... leadman (as Mark A. Haskins)
Mark Heiner .... property assistant
John Kersey .... construction superintendent (as John C. Kersey Jr.)
Rodger M. Pitts .... set dresser
Catherine Schlesinger .... art department coordinator
Bob Trojan .... lead foreman
Sharon Viljoen .... set dresser
Susan Weiss .... props assistant: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Hala Gabriel .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jeffrey Whitman .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary C. Bourgeois .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gary Bourgeois)
Thomas Brandau .... production sound mixer
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Mike Le Mare .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Le-Mare)
Dean Okrand .... sound re-recording mixer
Anthony Palk .... dialogue editor (as Tony Palk)
Steve Schwalbe .... assistant sound editor
Karola Storr .... foley editor
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom operator
Ken Dufva .... foley artist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Melbourne A. Arnold .... special effects crew
John Hixson Jr. .... special effects crew
Daniel H. Lott Jr. .... special effects crew
John Alden .... stunt player (as John F. Alden)
Rick Avery .... stunt player
Christine Anne Baur .... stunt player (as Christine Baur)
Simone Boisseree .... stunt player
Debbie Evans .... stunt player
Donna Evans .... stunt player
Andy Gill .... stunt player
Jack Gill .... stunt coordinator
Ed Hamilton .... stunt player
Al Jones .... stunt player
John F. McCarthy .... stunt player
Matt McColm .... stunt player
Spike Silver .... stunt player
Charlie Skeen .... stunt player
Steve W. Stricklin .... stunt player (as Steve Stricklin)
Mike Tillman .... stunt player (as Michael Tillman)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gale M. Adler .... still photographer
Bernard Auroux .... camera operator
Richard Beeman .... electrician (as Richard E. Beeman)
Levon Besnelian .... grip
Mark Buckalew .... best boy electrician
Jack Cooperman .... helicopter camera operator
John Dunkin .... grip: second unit, Washington, D.C. (as John R. Dunkin)
Dan Elsasser .... first assistant camera
Tommy Frimerman .... additional first assistant camera
John Fruin .... grip
William J. Gray .... second assistant camera: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Michael E. Little .... additional camera operator
Joe-Joe Presson .... best boy grip (as Joseph A. Presson)
James Rosenthal .... gaffer
David Rudd .... first assistant camera (as Dave Rudd)
John Savka .... key grip
Steve Seitz .... dolly grip: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Randy Shanofsky .... second assistant camera
Josh Spring .... second grip: second unit, Washington, D.C. (as Joshua W. Spring)
Bob Waybright .... best boy electric: second unit, Washington, D.C. (as Robert Waybright)
Jonathan Woolf .... key grip
Casting Department
Dennis Hansen .... extras casting: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Abbott .... costumer: male
Catherine Adair .... wardrobe assistant: second unit, Washington, D.C. (as Kate Adair-Cowart)
Heidi Freundlich Gilles .... costume supervisor
Marcie Olivi .... set costumer
Editorial Department
Dennis Brandt .... first assistant editor
Julie Hall .... second assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
Angelo Russo .... color timer
Andrew Silver .... first assistant editor
Anne-Marie Vitello .... negative cutter
Ron Vitello .... negative cutter
Music Department
Paula Erickson .... music supervisor
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Steve Livingston .... music editor
Bill Jenkins .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Kevin Haynes .... transportation co-captain: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Jimmy Jones .... transportation coordinator: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Mitch Masoner .... transportation captain: second unit, Washington, D.C. (as Mitchell J. Masoner)
Joel Renfro .... transportation coordinator: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Other crew
Dawn-Leslie Allen .... production assistant
Wenden K. Baldwin .... title designer
Joe Benn .... production assistant (as Joseph Benn)
Carol Flaisher .... location manager: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Amy Grandrath .... production assistant (as Amy L. Grandrath)
Mischa Hausserman .... aerial coordinator
Helene Henderson .... title designer
Karine Jonet .... unit publicist (as Karine Joret)
Nicholas Kourtis .... assistant: Mr. Hunt
John F. McCarthy .... stand-in: second unit, Washington, D.C.
Jeanne Marie O'Brien .... production coordinator (as Jeanne M. O'Brien)
Patricia G. Payró .... assistant to producer
Larry Pearson .... location manager
Judith A. Strow .... production assistant
Susan Thompson .... stand-in: second unit, Washington, D.C. (as Susan J. Thompson)
Mihoko Tokoro .... stand-in: second unit, Washington, D.C.
C. Ransom Walrod .... boat coordinator (as Ransom Walrod)
Brenda Weisman .... script supervisor
Clay Wright .... helicopter pilot (as Clayton D. Wright)
Deborah Moore .... production accountant (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
Bob Wishnefsky .... production assistant (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The President's Assassin" - USA (alternative title)
See more »
105 min | 88 min (DVD)
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Belgium:16 (video rating) | Finland:K-13 (re-rating) (2007) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2005) (DVD) (self applied) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1988) (VHS) | Iceland:12 | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | UK:15 (1987-2005) | USA:PG-13 (No. 28296) | West Germany:16 (nf) (cut)

Did You Know?

This Charles Bronson movie was theatrically released between between his pictures Murphy's Law (1986) and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987).See more »
Revealing mistakes: Obvious stunt-double (younger man, different face, darker/differently-styled hair and mustache, etc.) when Killy jumps off the bike to avoid a rocket round.See more »
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!
See more »
MarchSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Jay Killian is cool but Paul Kersey was better..., 10 April 2008
Author: legendaryunderdog from United States

Bronson plays Jay Killian, a secret service agent who has been transferred from guarding the newly elected President of the U.S. to now guarding the new first lady. Eventually, Bronson learns that the first lady is being targeted for assassination (hence the title), the film for the most part deals with Bronson keeping the first lady out of harms way. Not really an excessive actioner for Bronson considering previous efforts from his career, meaning that it's a little light on the violence factor. Jill Ireland plays the first lady, who has quite a mean streak to her in the film, her snobby attitude makes quite a pairing for her and Bronson's character. There are some comical moments here and there throughout the film, Bronson has more dialogue than usual which is nice, he adds a little rare touch of comic relief althroughout the film. I would recommend this movie to any Bronson fan, it's not Paul Kersey, but Jay Killian isn't too bad either.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (29 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Assassination (1987)


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Professional: Golgo 13 Patriot Games In the Line of Fire Clear and Present Danger Hong Kong 97
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.