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(1987)

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This was sixteenth and final time married couple 'Charles Bronson (I)' and Jill Ireland made a film together.
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Second and final teaming of actor Charles Bronson and director Peter R. Hunt. The two previously had made Death Hunt (1981) about six years earlier.
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The nickname of Charles Bronson's character Jay Killian was "Killy".
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This movie was made and released about six years before the similarly themed In the Line of Fire (1993).
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The code name in this movie for the First Lady Lara Royce Craig played by Jill Ireland was "One Momma" or "Mama One".
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Final theatrically released film as a director for Peter R. Hunt.
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Penultimate movie as a director for Peter R. Hunt. Hunt's final film was Eyes of a Witness (1991).
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This movie was the first of two pictures starring Charles Bronson that were released during 1987. This film was first released in the USA at the beginning of the year (in January) whilst Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) premiered in November.
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The White House was used as an actual filming location on this movie.
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Footage of the Presidential inauguration seen in this movie is actually that of President Ronald Reagan's inauguration.
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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.
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Charles Bronson was about sixty-four years of age when he appeared in this movie.
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This Charles Bronson movie was theatrically released between between his pictures Murphy's Law (1986) and Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987).
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First film for actress Jill Ireland since Death Wish II (1982), a gap of about five years.
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Penultimate film for actress Jill Ireland. Her final movie would be Caught (1987).
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This movie had two working titles: 'The President's Wife' and 'Assassin'.
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Final film as a screenwriter for novelist-scriptwriter Richard Sale. Sale had earlier penned the Charles Bronson western The White Buffalo (1977).
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First filmed production in ten years for writer Richard Sale. The last had been The White Buffalo (1977) which also starred Charles Bronson.
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The writer of this movie, Richard Sale was also a producer and film director in his own right but he didn't direct this movie, Peter R. Hunt did.
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Originally Jill Ireland wanted to just produce instead of act in the film and suggested Jaclyn Smith for the lead female role. Bronson and Cannon Film's Menahem Golan convinced her otherwise and she decided she would act in the film.
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Richard Sale, the writer of the screenplay, also wrote the screenplay for 'Suddenly', the 1954 movie starring Frank Sinatra which also dealt with an attempted presidential assassination.
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Like many other Cannon Group movies, Assassination features music from another Cannon film - Invasion USA - over the opening titles. Cannon often did this to cut down on spending - by reusing scores.
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