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Assassins (1995)

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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Ketcham
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Alan Branch (as Stephen Kahan)
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Jennifer, Electra's Neighbor
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Bob
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Remy
Kerry Skalsky ...
Buyer with Remy
James Douglas Haskins ...
Buyer with Remy
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John Harms ...
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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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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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Trivia

Mel Gibson was considered to play Robert Rath but turned it down to do Braveheart (1995). Two years later he worked with Richard Donner on Conspiracy Theory (1997) (also written by Brian Helgeland). He also worked with lead actors from Assassins Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas on The Expendables 3 (2014). See more »

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The file names and their sizes, as listed on Elektra's laptop, are as follows: 1ZX670021208 54.6MB, LEB2M294V.2P1 213MB, U72.145-870Y3 117MB, RW13007NA385 30.1MB, 17Y090X7SRW2 18.9MB, AL3.954BM936 208MB, 4L998-213S29 70.6MB. This is a total of 712.2MB, that is 494.5 times the capacity of a normal 3 1/2" High Density Floppy disk. See more »

Quotes

[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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Definately underrated...
10 June 2000 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Assassins is definately one of the better written action films I've seen, but then again, it was written by the Wachowski Brothers, who also wrote (and directed) the equally well done Matrix.

This film was directed By Richard Donner, who also directed Lethal Weapon 1-4 and Superman, among other films. I felt the characters were all well presented and the story was told well.

Apparently, Brian Hegleand rewrote parts of the script, but I can't imagine what, since the whole script seems so Wachowski. Huh...


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