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Assassination (1987)

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 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 the presidential bodyguard, 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, however, 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>

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The secret service has never been this lethal See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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, 9 January 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The code name for First Lady Lara Royce Craig, played by Jill Ireland, was "One Momma" or "Momma One". See more »

Goofs

Obvious stunt-double (younger man, different face, darker/differently-styled hair and mustache, etc.) when Killy jumps off the bike to avoid a rocket round. See more »

Quotes

Senator Bunsen: [pulling up in his car in a somewhat secluded parking garage, and then scowlingly watching Eddie Bracken emerge from a shadowy corner and saunter importantly towards Bunsen's vehicle] A **million dollars** is a lot of money for NEAR MISSES!
Eddie Bracken: [leaning his hand imperiously on the door-frame of Bunsen's car and bending down slightly to peer coldly at him] Terror... is a very expensive trade... SENATOR.
Senator Bunsen: [glaring at Bracken with an indignant air of frustrated fury] Well, GET ON WITH IT - - or I'll hire ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in MovieBerto: El guardaespaldas de la primera dama (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

March
(uncredited)
from Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Composed by Jay Chattaway
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Terrific movie with Jill Ireland and Charles Bronson
9 September 2003 | by mtibbs-1See all my reviews

I loved this Movie out of all Charles Bronson did. I think he and Jill Ireland were so neat in this together. I liked any movie they did together. I don't believe this was given enough credit. They just semed to fit in the parts together. I was truly saddened when Jill died and even more so with his passing. But at least we have the movies to watch which I never tire of seeing.


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