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Hidden Assassin (1995)

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A CIA agent gets caught up in political intrigue after he gets brought in to solve the murder of a Cuban ambassador.

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Maruschka Detmers ...
Simone Rosset
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Marta
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Dick Powell
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Alex Reed
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Alberto Torena (as Simon Andreu)
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Belgado
Petr Drozda ...
Marcus
Roslav Walter ...
Police Captain (as Miroslav Walter)
Michael Rogers ...
Henchman #1
Pavel Vokoun ...
Henchman #2
Martin Hub ...
Henchman #3
Jana Altmanová ...
Screaming Woman (as Jana Altmanova)
Jiri Kraus ...
Cab Driver
Guilio Kukurugya ...
Cuban Ambassador (as Giulio Kukurugya)
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Storyline

The Ambassador of Cuba was killed in New York. To prevent another attack of the terrorists at the US-Cuba-summit in Prague the CIA sends one of their best federal agents, Michael Dane (Dolph Lundgren). The suspected killer Nikita is a lesbian club owner, Simone Rosset. But as usual everything is much more complicated than it seemed at first; and therefore Dane has to work much more with his brain than with his muscles to survive. Written by Volker Boehm

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Seduction is a deadly weapon!

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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15 December 1995 (UK)  »

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Hidden Assassin  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

US distributor Miramax removed 15 minutes for the film's stateside direct-to-video release through their Dimension Films division (this is this shorter version that was also released theatrically in France). A lot of character-development scenes were cut to make the film more action-orientated. During the end credits, the studio also removed composer Stefano Mainetti's excellent score and replaced it with the dance/house song from the night club scene. See more »

Goofs

The knob on the shifter in the van that Dolph drives changes color from black to red. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ciné6: Episode dated 7 July 1996 (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

ENERGY PORTAL
Written and Performed by The Heavenly Music Corporation
Copyright 1994 E-Space Publishing
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Not terrible... but awfully flat
5 November 2010 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

It's really hard to believe that this movie was directed by the same person who directed FIRST BLOOD. I was expecting top-grade action, especially since Lundgren was the star, but the movie is a real bore. Oh, there are shootings, hand-to-hand combat, and chases, but all of this is presented to come across as just as unexciting as the rest of the movie. The script is (mostly) unsurprising, containing a major plot twist that you'll see coming from the first few minutes of the movie. (Though I admit the eventual plot turn concerning the female lead did give me a surprise.) Movie is also badly photographed, with muddy colors throughout. Lundgren tries, but is pretty overwhelmed, and the best performance turns out to be by John Ashton, playing Lundgren's buddy. Recommended only to die-hard (and very forgiving) Lundgren fans.


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