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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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Kai Wulff ...
Remy
Kerry Skalsky ...
Buyer with Remy
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,306,268 (USA)
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Michael Douglas and Arnold Schwarzenegger were considered for the role of Robert Rath. See more »

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During the fight scene at Electra's apartment, Electra is escaping and drives past her neighbor a couple of blocks away, who waves at her. As soon as the neighbor gets to her apartment and discovers a hidden camera, she rushes to confront Electra at her home, but she had just seen her driving away and would have known she would not find her there. See more »

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[last lines]
Electra: So Joseph, let's go get Pearl a boyfriend.
Robert Rath: Sure. And after that, if you don't mind, I'd like to go to the hospital.
Pearl: [purrs]
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Nice touch
21 January 2000 | by (Karlstad, Sweden) – See all my reviews

There are some touches that makes me think of Matrix in this film. The gunfighting scenes are really good, mostly because they are very silent - the assassins both use silencers, which adds new flavor to a well-used dish. I like that part very much. And Banderas is great to watch as usual. There simply isn't anyone with his mimics and his body language anywhere else. Stallone does a good job too, actually. And Julianne Moore, yeah well - who could say anything bad about her?

Entertaining, fast-moving - and please! Check out that gunfight again.


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