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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jay Killian
... Lara Royce Craig
Stephen Elliott ... Fitzroy
... Charlotte Chang
... Tyler Loudermilk
... Eddie Bracken (as Erik Stern)
... Sen. Bunsen
... Briggs
... Polly Sims
... Osborne Weems
... The Zipper
Billy Hayes ... Pritchard Young (as William Hayes)
... H.H. Royce
... President Calvin Craig
... 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

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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9 January 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Assassin  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie had two working titles: 'The President's Wife' and 'Assassin'. See more »

Goofs

Far too many shots are shown to be fired in all of the pursuit-by-automatic-weapon-toting-mercs/agents sequences; even high-capacity box-magazines only hold a maximum of maybe 30 to 50 rounds, yet many dozens of shots are always seen and heard to be discharged without the mercs' reloading another clip. See more »

Quotes

Lara Royce Craig: I won't miss Cal's inauguration if this eye turns red, white, and blue!
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March
(uncredited)
from Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Composed by Jay Chattaway
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interesting plot
22 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

if you are a charles bronson fan,as i am, you will enjoy this film. This is a simple film with a nice plot and story line. What's not to like.You also get jill ireland with the movie and other great scenery to boot..


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