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Assassins (1995)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  6 October 1995 (USA)
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Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.

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Alan Branch (as Stephen Kahan)
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Jennifer, Electra's Neighbor
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Remy
Kerry Skalsky ...
Buyer with Remy
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Edward J. Rosen ...
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Christina Orchid ...
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Storyline

Robert Rath is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain is having a field day trying to kill said older assassin. Rath teams up with a computer hacker named Electra to defeat the obsessed Bain. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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In the shadows of life, In the business of death, One man found a reason to live... See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Day of Reckoning  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,306,268 (USA)
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Mel Gibson was considered to play Robert Rath but turned it down to do Braveheart and later worked with Richard Donner again after maverick to do conspiracy theory 2 years later also written by Brian helgeland who would later directed him in payback four years later. He also worked with lead actors from assassins Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas on the expendables 3. See more »

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In the scene where Miguel is in the tower and setting up to shoot Rath coming out of the bank, with his left hand he pulls a bullet out of a holder that is strapped to his right wrist, yet when he loads the round in the weapon, he loads it into the chamber with his right hand. Him having the bullet holder strapped to his right wrist would be also be an incorrect procedure, as he would have to pull the bullet out with his left hand, then switch the bullet to the right hand to load and close the bolt. This would take up too much time. See more »

Quotes

Miguel Bain: I beat you to the buyers, and now I've beat you to the mark. I'm sorry, but I think I picked the wrong guy to be my hero.
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Terrific Action-Thriller
13 July 1999 | by (Malta, Europe) – See all my reviews

A great movie.

Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas did a terrific job on the screen as they play the role of two killers.

Stallone is Robert Rath, best killer around, the Number 1. Banderas is Miguel Bain, the one who wants to become the new Number 1, but if he wants to do so, he has to eliminate Rath.

They meet at a funeral, where Rath's mark is killed by Bain before he does so. From then on, it's battle between the two.

The movie is quite similar to "The Specialist"(1994) - another Sylvester Stallone movie - only that there he had no Banderas to fight against!

A couple of words on the cast. Well, I already said that Stallone and Banderas did well but my compliments go to Julianne Moore. She was brilliant.

Vote : 80/100.


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