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Perfect Assassins (1998)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  13 November 1998 (USA)
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Ben Carroway
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Leo Benita
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Lana Collins
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Samuel Greely
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Special Agent Clark
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Billy Collins
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Janice Franklin
Denise Johnson ...
Little Girl
Gusti Diego ...
Carlos Currasco
Michelle Madden ...
Anchor Woman
Gunnar Peterson ...
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Cantina Reporter
Kevin McLaughlin ...
Truckman
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Dr. Arnold Kuay
Kim Huff ...
Ben's Mother
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When Dr Ben Carroway (McCarthy) is involved in an assassination where the killers commit suicide once trapped he finds that the killers have no criminal record. However they are all registered missing children and he sets on a journey of discovery with one of the killer's sister (Portia de Rossi) and a mob hitman (Robert Patrick). In Mexico they find a mansion in large grounds belonging to disgraced Dr Greely where children are taught to be killers by a regime of mental conditioning and they plan to put an end to the conspiracy. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Leo Benita: Oh come on Benny... I'd never do anything against you.
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I don't think it deserves all the negative comments...
18 February 2008 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I don't think it deserves all the negative comments it has gotten, but that's just my opinion. If other reviewers didn't like it, they have the right to say so. So be it. It wasn't the best made-for-TV movie I've ever seen but it wasn't the worst either.

I did like it well enough to watch it when it came on CineMAX and I was entertained by it. This same sort of "conditioning" that was depicted in "Telefon" in 1977. I'm sure the concept has been used in a few other films as well. I watched it all the way through to see how they chose to end it and ended up enjoying the experience despite my disappointment.

My favorite part is when Lana shows Leo she can "handle herself" as she puts it. The reaction is subtle but unmistakable. I laughed out loud when I saw it. However, I was a bit disappointed at the ending but based on the time when it was made, I guess I should have expected it.

I wouldn't recommend this movie to younger kids as some of the content is a bit gruesome and I can see how it earned its TVMA rating. But as far as entertainment value goes, I liked it well enough to add it to my collection. I give it 5 out of 10.


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