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Assassination (1987)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 9 January 1987 (USA)
A presidential bodyguard is assigned to protect an objecting first lady, as repeated attempts are made on her life.

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writer:

Richard Sale
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Jay Killian
Jill Ireland ... Lara Royce Craig
Stephen Elliott ... Fitzroy
Jan Gan Boyd ... Charlotte Chang
Randy Brooks ... Tyler Loudermilk
James Lemp ... Eddie Bracken (as Erik Stern)
Michael Ansara ... Sen. Bunsen
James Staley ... Briggs
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Polly Sims
James Acheson ... Osborne Weems
Jim McMullan ... The Zipper
Billy Hayes Billy Hayes ... Pritchard Young (as William Hayes)
William Prince ... H.H. Royce
Charles Howerton ... President Calvin Craig
Chris Alcaide ... Chief Justice
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Storyline

Jay Killian (Charles Bronson) had been a Secret Service agent guarding the President, but for the inauguration of the recently elected president, he is assigned to the first lady, Lara Royce (Jill Ireland). Lara, a perpetually indignant, arrogantly feministic lady, initially hates the methodical and rules-following Killian, and so she does all she can to avoid him and disregard his safety procedures. The story complicates when repeated attempts are made on Lara's life. Eventually, the shaken Lara decides to trust Killian's instincts and precautionary methods, and the pair embark on a difficult and often perilous cross-country journey, with the assassins close on their heels. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The secret service has never been this lethal See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Final film of director Peter R. Hunt. See more »

Goofs

When Ireland and Bronson's characters are being chased by Bracken in the Pickup truck they are shown to be on a two lane highway. In the middle of the chase there is about one second when you see they are being filmed on a one-lane dirt road before they actually turn onto the dirt road. See more »

Quotes

Jay Killion: Charlie, get some clothes on!
Charlotte Chong: That's not what you said last night!
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Soundtracks

March
(uncredited)
from Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Composed by Jay Chattaway
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A fun action film.
20 November 2017 | by RoboRabbit89See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that Charles Bronson is one of my favorite actors and I think my mom found this one on VHS at a flea market back in 2015.

This movie is honestly pretty good, it's entertaining if not a little corny in places but I love it anyway.

Charles is a bad ass action hero in these action movies I'm a fan of his Death Wish films I haven't seen him in a lot but I'm planing on trying to find more with him.

I like in this story that he plays a secret service agent hired to protect the First lady who he doesn't really like, that I feel is a nice change of pace, then your typical standard story, it made for some nice levels of comedy.

Overall, I give it a 6/10. It's just a fun action film that you can sit back enjoy, and see

Charles Bronson kick some terrorist ass.

Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The President's Assassin See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,787,449, 11 January 1987

Gross USA:

$6,075,793

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,075,793
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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