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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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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
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Edward J. Rosen ...
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Christina Orchid ...
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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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Day of Reckoning  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$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 movies 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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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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Miguel Bain: Honey? I'm going to tear your heart out.
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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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