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Richard Sale (written by)
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Release Date:
9 January 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
They were reluctant running mates . . . in a race for their lives! See more »
Plot:
Jay Killion (Charles Bronson) had been the presidential bodyguard, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Unmemorable latter-day Bronson vehicle. See more (28 total) »

Cast

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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
 
Stunts
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)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The President's Assassin" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
105 min | 88 min (DVD)
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Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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)

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Trivia:
This Charles Bronson movie was theatrically released between between his pictures Murphy's Law (1986) and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Charlotte Chong:Are those pants going on or coming off?
Jay Killion:Going on.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Blood Massacre (1991)See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Unmemorable latter-day Bronson vehicle., 14 August 2004
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

In the twilight years of his career, Charles Bronson forged long-running partnerships with several directors, most notably J. Lee Thompson and Michael Winner. He did two films for one-time Bond director Peter Hunt too - the first being the decent 1981 actioner Death Hunt, the second being this indifferent political chase thriller. Assassination is pretty dull if truth be known, and come the end you'll find yourself longing for something with a bit more passion and pace, like The Wilby Conspiracy for instance (which, plotwise, this film resembles).

Bronson sleepwalks through his role as bodyguard Jay Killian, whose assignment is to protect the American President's wife, Lara Royce Craig (Jill Ireland, real-life wife of Bronson). Killian believes that Mrs Craig has been targetted by assassins; she thinks he's an over-protective, paranoid pessimist. Turns out - surprise, surprise - that Killian was right all along and someone is indeed out to eradicate her. The pair of them go on the run, pursued by the assassins.

Everyone knows that the wife of an American President is known as The First Lady. For some reason, in this film they have renamed her "One Mama"! Quite what the point of this is is anybody's guess, but it's indicative of the film's pointlessness as a whole. Most of the film's performances are lazy, and the script takes a heck of a long time to get to where it's going. If I had to label Assassination within a specific genre, I'd say it is supposed to be a "thriller". I'd say that with some reservations, however, as to say that it's a thriller it has precious few thrills.

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