Killing Time (1998)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  30 January 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »


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Det. Robert Bryant
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Jacob Reilly
Kendra Torgan ...
Peter Harding ...
Neil Armstrong ...
Ian McLaughlin ...
Stephen Thirkeld ...
Charlie (as Stephen D. Thirkeld)
Phil Dixon ...
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Keith Astrop ...
Tony's Hood #2
Keith Baxter ...
Reilly Bodyguard #3
Steven Byron ...
Reilly Guard #2
David Cosgrove ...
Bill Gerard ...
Reilly Bodyguard #2
Gordon Griffin ...
Mr. Blake


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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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Atiradora de Elite  »

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Low budget, high concept
13 June 2000 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A smart, involving little movie using only three major sets and a tight cast, Killing Time was a movie that I'm planning on checking out again.

The twisty story involves the murder of a cop. The cop's partner hires an Italian hit-woman to kill the man who murdered his partner, but he cannot afford her price so he hires another hit man to kill her off. And then the fun begins.

The female assassin is interesting and you can't help but root for her as the hit man and his idiot accomplices plan her demise. The title, Killing Time, fits well too as the passage of time is handled well. While the Assassin waits for her chance to kill her mark, she takes baths, learns English from an instructional tape...all the sort of things one might do to pass the time away.

An interesting movie where nobody is the good guy. Check it out, for an appealing heroine, realistic gunfighting, and some great catchphrases. Good stuff!

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