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The Assassin (1990)

A CIA agent protecting a senator who falls under suspicion when his charge is shot by an assassin. In investigating the killing, the agent discovers a government conspiracy.

Director:

Jon Hess

Writers:

Beth Glazer (story), Anthony Peckham (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Railsback ... Hank Knight
Elpidia Carrillo ... Elena
Nicholas Guest ... Lee Kohler
Xander Berkeley ... John Patrick Earl
Sam Melville ... Senator Berkeley
Pamela Guest ... Mrs. Berkeley (as Pamela Seamone)
Jorge Luke ... Roberto
Jorge Reynoso Jorge Reynoso ... Jorge
Chuck Hicks ... Ed ONeil
Andaluz Russell Andaluz Russell ... Amanda Portales
Víctor Manuel Víctor Manuel ... Julio Portales, The Boy
Blanca Lidia Muñoz Blanca Lidia Muñoz ... Mrs. Huerta
Mario Arreola Mario Arreola ... Mario
Martin LaSalle ... Dr. Lopez
Ana Laura Espinosa Ana Laura Espinosa ... Nightclub Dancer
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A CIA agent protecting a senator who falls under suspicion when his charge is shot by an assassin. In investigating the killing, the agent discovers a government conspiracy.

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Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R
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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassination with a Cause See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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below average
18 December 2002 | by sore_throatSee all my reviews

The basic plot of this film concerns a secret service-esque man in Mexico battling personal demons who discovers a conspiracy behind an assassination attempt on a visiting American senator.

This is one of those films that is below average but not bad enough to strongly dislike. It is watchable.

Its problem is that it suffers from cliches and unintentional hilarity, as well as uninspired action scenes. The characters too often become brain dead simply because the script requires them to do so.

I will say that the plot background (political conflict in Central America) was more interesting than in most action films.

4/10


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