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The Assassination File (1996)

An ex-FBI agent gradually uncovers the nature of a conspiracy behind the death of a black presidential candidate.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Jacobs
Jack Byrne
Harvey Young
Scott McDonough
Anthony Laskey
Kevin Corrigan ...
Nate Cochran
Larry John Meyers ...
Attorney Gerneral Ceyes
Senator Alan Laskey
Curt DeBor ...
Greg Malone
Tracey Pizzaro
Clifford Happy ...
Assassin #1
Tierre Turner ...
Assassin #2
Marty Schiff ...
Officer Sarah Kovallis
Tommy Lafitte ...
Officer Perry Thomas


An ex-FBI agent gradually uncovers the nature of a conspiracy behind the death of a black presidential candidate.

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Rated R for violence, language and some nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Out in the Cold  »

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1.85 : 1
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Fairly entertaining
3 June 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is certainly nothing special, but worth watching over much of what passes for entertainment these days. Disgraced female FBI agent Lauren Jacobs (Sherilyn Fenn) takes on rogue operatives within the highest ranks of government. The film's characters act in a rational manner for the most part, and there is enough action to keep everyone on their toes, including a nicely staged foot chase. Other than Paul Winfield (as a Presedential candidate) there are not many familiar faces here. Sherilyn Fenn as the heroine does a admirable job in carrying the film, which would fit nicely as the second feature on a double bill with Eastwood's In The Line Of Fire.

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