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Silent Trigger (1996)

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Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

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Action superstar Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier) delivers big-screen entertainment in the adventure thriller that's loaded with special effects and hard-hitting action...SILENT TRIGGER! Lundgren plays a top political assassin who's teamed with a sexy female counterpart (gorgeous Gina Bellman) to gun down a target. But when emotions begin to cloud his thoughts, it sets off an explosive series of events leading to the ultimate climax of kill or be killed! From the director of Highlander and The Shadow, SILENT TRIGGER is action -packed entertainment that'll blow you away! Written by Hollywood Pictures Home Video

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The terms are clear. Kill or be killed. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violent content and language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

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12 October 1996 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Algonquin Goodbye  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The original title is "The Algonquin Goodbye" (under which it was written and produced), an ironic reference to the Algonquin Hotel in New York. See more »

Goofs

When Waxman goes to investigate the water running in to the room after O'Hara breaks the toilet from the wall, the corridor and entrance to the sniper spot room is several centimetres under water. When Waxman comes back in to the sniper spot room, the corridor and entrance to the room are completely devoid of water and dry. See more »

Quotes

Waxman: There's an old saying: just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
Clegg: Yeah. That's not a saying, it's a joke. An OLD joke.
Waxman: Really? I never laughed.
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References Le Samouraï (1967) See more »

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Autonomous
Written by Quinn
Performed by Quinn
Published by Mysterion (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Shiro Records
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Great Film
17 September 2000 | by (Baton Rouge, LA, USA) – See all my reviews

After reading the other reviews I can say what some may not like about this film makes it a hit for me. Great soundtrack and musical score. Awesome effects and stunts. This film swings back and forth from near stillness to total pandemonium. It is agreeably disconcerting. Predicting the next scene is impossible. A survival movie of 5 stars. I concur this film has a strange quality, even exotic. Everything about Silent Trigger is excellent, including the acting. I really liked the set design. You might like this movie less if you need a visible plot and an even pace (it's not here!). Silent Trigger would be good in a trio including, say, The Anderson Tapes (Sean Connery and Dyan Cannon) and The Peacemaker (George Clooney and Nicole Kidman), because of the contrast and similarities in all three films. At any rate it would seem to be a film that could use a balance, because it does have a slice factor. So my advice is to pair it with a few other films and round out your viewing.


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