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Hour of the Assassin (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  23 January 1987 (USA)
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Fiero is hired to assassinate the newly-elected civilian president of San Pedro. His employers are a group of generals, threatened by the liberal sympathies of the new president-elect. The ... See full summary »

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Martin Fierro
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Sam Merrick
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ...
Ortiz
Orlando Sacha ...
Folco
Reynaldo Arenas ...
Paladoro
Lourdes Berninzon ...
Adriana
Ramón García ...
Navarro
Oswaldo Fernández ...
Casals
Ramón García Ribeyro ...
Andujar
Gustavo MacLennan ...
Doc
Alberto Montalva ...
Costa
Francisco Giraldo ...
Roberto Villaverde
Estela Paredes ...
Paladoro's Wife
Javier Solís ...
Marcelo
Franjo Antich ...
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Fiero is hired to assassinate the newly-elected civilian president of San Pedro. His employers are a group of generals, threatened by the liberal sympathies of the new president-elect. The generals, having killed Fiero's father years ago, trick Fiero into thinking he is working for the leftist People's Party. Meanwhile, a CIA agent is sent stop to the assassination. It's a race against time as the agent must stop the HOUR OF THE ASSASSIN. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Worse than Johnny Mneumonic
29 August 2001 | by (california) – See all my reviews

This movie is horribly written, horribly directed, and the action sequences, are, well...horrible. The storyline is too simplistic, and the very first actions sequence...the car chase, is the worst I've seen. I often found myself wondering where the action is, as its editing could have used a lot of work to smoothly take the viewer along for the ride, instead of switching back and forth to different angles. Its so choppy each little shot could have stood by itself. The lead character, the assassin, is supposed to be a ex-green beret, and shows no evidence of that. No cool special moves or any special skill. Any bum could have been that character, and done a better job of it too. Also, it hints at a sex scene which isn't shown, all you see is a flash of breasts as she's changing. What the hell was that for? This movie is just so disconnected and pining for action sequences it's an embarrassment to the genre. Before this I thought Johnny Mneumonic and Shanghai Killer (one of Chow Yun-Fat's early movies) were the worst action movies I'd seen. It has now reached a new low. I'd only take this tape out again to erase it. Not worth the rental, not worth the view. Should have stayed one hour, like the title says. Better yet, should have not been made at all.


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