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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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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 ... 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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesino See more »

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Production Co:

Sankan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The agency helicopter used in the production is a Bell 206B JetRanger (serial number 2615, Registration N250CA). This same aircraft is seen in other productions quite often. 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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Fairly unremarkable TV movie influenced by The Terminator
19 May 2014 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

An ex-CIA operative is convinced by his old boss to return to action one last time to help track down a rogue agent who is going around killing people connected with the Agency. The only trouble is that the said agent is seemingly a lethally designed cyborg.

This is a mid-80's TV movie, so it's probably fair to say that expectations should be lowered accordingly. Seeing as it was released in 1986, it's only fair to surmise that it derives much of its influence from the recent smash hit film The Terminator. Obviously, it's a very poor man's Terminator though. But its combination of sci-fi with paranoid political intrigue was not such a bad concoction to be fair. It's delivered with just enough effort to ensure it's watchable. But it's best to accept in advance that the thrills on offer in this one are of the bargain basement variety.


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