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Assassin (1986)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | TV Movie 19 March 1986
A retired Agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot that is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, ... See full summary »

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Sandor Stern

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Henry Stanton
Karen Austin ... Mary Casallas
Richard Young ... Robert Golem
Jonathan Banks ... Earl Dickman
Robert Webber ... Calvin Lantz
Ben Frank ... Franklin
Jessica Nelson Jessica Nelson ... Ann Walsh
Nancy Lenehan ... Grace Decker
Len Birman Len Birman ... Sen. Corbin
Bob Hoy ... Becker (as Robert Hoy)
Nick Angotti Nick Angotti ... Kreiger
Grace Simmons Grace Simmons ... Secretary
Allan Graf ... Wheeler
Richard Newton Richard Newton ... Oliver Smithfield
Scott Lincoln ... Todd
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A retired Agent from an Intelligence Agency is contacted by the Agency in order to stop an ultra-secret robot that is killing some government officials. That will be not an easy task, because the robot looks human and it was specifically built to be an efficient killer, not to mention that it is almost invulnerable. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Stanton Thought He Had Fought His Final Mission ... Think Again! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino See more »

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Sankan Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ann Walsh, the woman sitting at the bar, is played by Jessica Nelson, she looks like Linda Hamilton who played Sarah Connor in The Terminator. Sarah Connor goes into a club, Tech Noir. See more »

Goofs

Although it was stated Golem needed a 220 volt outlet to recharge, he is seen connecting to a 120 volt duplex outlet in the hotel room. Only when he disconnects, the close up shows him disconnecting from a 220 volt type outlet. See more »

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Reunion of former agent with his agency is fraught with danger.
18 August 2002 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

This science-fiction film stars Robert Conrad as Henry Stanton, a retired C.I.A. operative who is persuaded by his former supervisor (Robert Webber) to accept another mission, one in which it is hoped that he may be able to address a problem of a rogue agent, Robert Golem (Richard Young), who is homicidal, with his victims being Agency and high government officials. Stanton is accompanied in his efforts to locate the vicious renegade by another former Agency employee, now one of Golem's targets, Mary Cassales (Karen Austin) who reveals to her new partner that the killer as an almost indestructible robot, designed for assassination purposes, and that she was instrumental in its production. The script, by director Sandor Stern, contains some interesting material, and neatly explains Asimov's three laws of robotics, but elements of romantic love between the two protagonists and between Golem and a smitten woman (Jessica Nelson) seem extraneous, and a point of view is difficult to find throughout. Conrad is most effective during the film's first half, when he is able to use his deceptively simple naturalistic skills, and Austin always contributes a developed interpretation, with only a lack of any sensual chemistry between Conrad and her serving to somewhat hamper the narrative's rhythm. Stern directs well and the work never becomes dull; however, his scenario is rather serried with story lines and he loses his way as the picture moves along, inevitably giving most emphasis to a series of frenetic action scenes, most of which demonstrate the android's superhuman physical talents. Although obviously derivative, the score by Anthony Guefen is effective, and particularly so in connection with scenes meant to generate feelings of suspense, while Chuck Arnold handles the cinematography nicely and there is crisp editing as always by James Calloway.


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