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Det. Robert Bryant
Nigel Leach ...
Jacob Reilly
Kendra Torgan ...
Maria
Peter Harding ...
Madison
Neil Armstrong ...
John
Ian McLaughlin ...
George
Stephen Thirkeld ...
Charlie (as Stephen D. Thirkeld)
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Smithy
Phil Dixon ...
Frank
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Keith Astrop ...
Tony's Hood #2
Keith Baxter ...
Reilly Bodyguard #3
Steven Byron ...
Reilly Guard #2
David Cosgrove ...
Jonah
Bill Gerard ...
Reilly Bodyguard #2
Gordon Griffin ...
Mr. Blake
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After the mobster who murdered his partner is acquitted, semicorrupt detective Robert Bryant hires a beautiful female assassin, Maria, to kill him. When he discovers that he cannot afford Maria's services, Bryant is forced to hire another assassin, Madison, to kill her. Maria survives the doublecross and sets out to collect what's owed to her, one way or another. Written by Ronos

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Must see Assassin Movie---Gorgeous Assassin, Realistic Action, Fast-Paced Storytelling
14 September 1999 | by (Manila, Philippines) – See all my reviews

Kendra Torgan is far more attractive than either Anne Parillaud (La Femme Nikita) or even Bridget Fonda (Point of No Return). It is a shame that she has not done any other films.

As Maria, she is simply the hottest cold-blooded killer around. Speaking Italian through most of the film only adds to her mystery and allure. Her pistols do most of the talking for her. Admittedly she is not a well rounded killer. She does not seem to have any martial arts skills. Heck, she can't even do a push up. But she is gutsy, smart and not afraid to shoot first, then shoot again.

There is just enough firepower to keep your blood pumping and no more. This movie does not need to resort to Hollywood explosions to keep people interested.

No tricky storylines or cop-out Deus ex Machina endings in this movie. This story moves quickly and not a minute is wasted. The action and changes in moods are paced by a great soundtrack. All the original music and the alternative songs add a haunting beauty to the film.

If you like the Female Assassin genre, this is a must see.


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