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Assassins (1995)

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Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (story) (as Andy Wachowski), Lana Wachowski (story) (as Larry Wachowski) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sylvester Stallone ... Robert Rath
Antonio Banderas ... Miguel Bain
Julianne Moore ... Electra
Anatoli Davydov Anatoli Davydov ... Nicolai Tashlinkov (as Anatoly Davydov)
Muse Watson ... Ketcham
Steve Kahan ... Alan Branch (as Stephen Kahan)
Kelly Rowan ... Jennifer, Electra's Neighbor
Reed Diamond ... Bob
Kai Wulff ... Remy
Kerry Skalsky Kerry Skalsky ... Buyer with Remy
James Douglas Haskins James Douglas Haskins ... Buyer with Remy
Stephen Liska ... Cop
John Harms John Harms ... Cop
Edward J. Rosen Edward J. Rosen ... Cemetery Caretaker
Christina Orchid Christina Orchid ... Dowager
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Storyline

Robert Rath is a seasoned hitman who just wants out of the business with no back talk. But, as things go, it ain't so easy. A younger, peppier assassin named Bain is having a field day trying to kill said older assassin. Rath teams up with a computer hacker named Electra to defeat the obsessed Bain. Written by Joshua Davis <xtnb64a@prodigy.com>

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

With the exception of one word, the "Dutch" buyers in the Marriot hotel actually speak German (with accent) instead of Dutch. The one Dutch word is spoken when one of the buyers checks the air duct. He says 'Niks' which is Dutch for 'Nothing'. This makes sense as he sees nothing inside the air duct. The German word would be 'Nichts'. Well, actually, the germans also use nix to say nichts. it's pretty common See more »

Goofs

Outside of the apartments, Miguel puts his hands on the hoods of the cars to check for one that was still warm but the one he stops on is the first one he checks that was in the sun so of course it was going to be warm regardless. See more »

Quotes

Miguel Bain: I beat you to the buyers, and now I've beat you to the mark. I'm sorry, but I think I picked the wrong guy to be my hero.
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Connections

Featured in Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a Rolling Stone
Written by Bob Dylan
Produced by Don Was
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone B.V./Virgin Records
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Nice touch
21 January 2000 | by Rammstein-2See all my reviews

There are some touches that makes me think of Matrix in this film. The gunfighting scenes are really good, mostly because they are very silent - the assassins both use silencers, which adds new flavor to a well-used dish. I like that part very much. And Banderas is great to watch as usual. There simply isn't anyone with his mimics and his body language anywhere else. Stallone does a good job too, actually. And Julianne Moore, yeah well - who could say anything bad about her?

Entertaining, fast-moving - and please! Check out that gunfight again.


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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Dutch | Spanish

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,378,637, 8 October 1995

Gross USA:

$30,303,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$30,303,072
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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