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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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Anatoli Davydov ...
Nicolai Tashlinkov (as Anatoly Davydov)
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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 ...
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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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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Release Date:

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

Richard Donner claims the film would have worked better if he swapped Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas. See more »

Goofs

When Rath and Elektra first drive up to the old hotel in the station wagon taxi, after they get out Elektra is heard saying "keep the air on". When they drove up, the windows in the car were open, and both were sweating. They wouldn't have opened the windows if the a/c was on. See more »

Quotes

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

Referenced in The Crown: Assassins (2016) See more »

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Sour Times
Written by Beth Gibbons, Geoff Barrow, Adrian Utley, Lalo Schifrin,
Henry Brooks and Otis Turner
Performed by Portishead
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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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