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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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Anatoli Davydov ...
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Ketcham
Steve Kahan ...
Alan Branch (as Stephen Kahan)
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Jennifer, Electra's Neighbor
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Bob
Kai Wulff ...
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 ...
Cemetery Caretaker
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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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,306,268 (USA)
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Arnold Schwarzenegger who was considered to play Robert Rath in this movie and Judge Joseph Dredd in Judge Dredd (1995) that very same year, later worked with Sylvester Stallone on The Expendables (2010) and Escape Plan (2013). Coincidently, Antonio Banderas later appeared in The Expendables 3 (2014) as Galgo who works with both Stallone and Schwarzenegger and the rest of the team to go up against Mel Gibson's character. See more »

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Robert asks Electra if she has a passport before their trip. But they are actually going to Puerto Rico. If you travel from USA to Puerto Rico you don't need a passport. See more »

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Electra: Once upon a time, there was this little sparrow, who while flying south for the winter froze solid and fell to the ground. And then to make matters worse the cow crapped on him, but the manure was all warm and it defrosted him. So there he is, he's warm and he's happy to be alive and he starts to sing. A hungry cat comes along and he clears off the manure and he looks at the little bird and then he eats him. And the moral of the story is this: everyone who craps on you is not necessarily your ...
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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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