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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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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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Day of Reckoning  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$30,306,268 (USA)
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The pistol Robert Rath uses in this movie is a Ruger Mark I (model from 1950's) modified with a Suppressor. It fires a .22 Long rifle caliber bullet. See more »

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After the funeral shooting scene, when the police arrests Miguel, they just let everybody go, including Robert. This would be highly unlikely since it is a crime scene and they are all witnesses to a murder. They would at least be contained for questioning. See more »

Quotes

Electra: Listen, I'm in way over my head here mister. I just want out.
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not bad
16 February 2003 | by (Georgia) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a great action flick. I'm really into this genre of movies. I don't particularly like Sylvester Stallone but he was pretty good in this movie. Julianne Moore was good but I think she would've been better if her role was bigger. But I think Antonio Banderas stole the show. He was so good as the psychopathic assassin. I loved the chase scenes. Especially the scene in the taxi. Miguel Bain's (Banderas) evilness just oozed out of him as this scene played. Robert Rath (Stallone) wanted to kill Bain so bad during this scene. I loved the explosions. I just had a thought though. Whenever Rath blew Bain out of the window and then it showed Bain in the bathtub, shouldn't he have had more wounds than it showed? I don't know. Maybe it was just me. Anyways. This movie had violence but not as much as most movies in this genre does. I thought it had just enough. The ending was pretty good. It seemed like Bain just would not die. An invincible villain! How many times have you seen that in these kinds of movies? Well, I don't have much more to say about this film except I really enjoyed it and thanks for reading my review! Bye!


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