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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

The buildings used for the "bank" and the "abandoned hotel" don't really face each other. They are not even on the same street in San Juan, Puerto Rico. 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

Electra: Once upon a time, there was this little sparrow, who while flying south for the winter froze solid and fell to the ground. And then to make matters worse the cow crapped on him, but the manure was all warm and it defrosted him. So there he is, he's warm and he's happy to be alive and he starts to sing. A hungry cat comes along and he clears off the manure and he looks at the little bird and then he eats him. And the moral of the story is this: everyone who craps on you is not necessarily your ...
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Connections

Referenced in The Crown: Assassins (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Mio Babbino No Caro
From the opera "Gianni Schicchi"
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Words by Giovacchino Forzano (as G. Forzano)
Performed by Leslie Dennis
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not bad
16 February 2003 | by CamaroLuvNgal84See all my reviews

I thought this was a great action flick. I'm really into this genre of movies. I don't particularly like Sylvester Stallone but he was pretty good in this movie. Julianne Moore was good but I think she would've been better if her role was bigger. But I think Antonio Banderas stole the show. He was so good as the psychopathic assassin. I loved the chase scenes. Especially the scene in the taxi. Miguel Bain's (Banderas) evilness just oozed out of him as this scene played. Robert Rath (Stallone) wanted to kill Bain so bad during this scene. I loved the explosions. I just had a thought though. Whenever Rath blew Bain out of the window and then it showed Bain in the bathtub, shouldn't he have had more wounds than it showed? I don't know. Maybe it was just me. Anyways. This movie had violence but not as much as most movies in this genre does. I thought it had just enough. The ending was pretty good. It seemed like Bain just would not die. An invincible villain! How many times have you seen that in these kinds of movies? Well, I don't have much more to say about this film except I really enjoyed it and thanks for reading my review! Bye!


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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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