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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 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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Michael Douglas and Arnold Schwarzenegger were considered for the role of Robert Rath. See more »

Goofs

One million dollars, in $100 bills -- the largest denomination in circulation -- weighs 22 pounds. $16 million cash weighs 352 pounds, a tad bit more than would fit into a briefcase and certainly more than an single individual can carry, let alone run with. See more »

Quotes

Miguel Bain: Killing a woman, it's not the same as killing a man. You have to pull the trigger a different way.
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Soundtracks

The Day of the Dead
Written and Produced by Michael Kamen
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User Reviews

 
Terrific Action-Thriller
13 July 1999 | by QuaNtuM-4See all my reviews

A great movie.

Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas did a terrific job on the screen as they play the role of two killers.

Stallone is Robert Rath, best killer around, the Number 1. Banderas is Miguel Bain, the one who wants to become the new Number 1, but if he wants to do so, he has to eliminate Rath.

They meet at a funeral, where Rath's mark is killed by Bain before he does so. From then on, it's battle between the two.

The movie is quite similar to "The Specialist"(1994) - another Sylvester Stallone movie - only that there he had no Banderas to fight against!

A couple of words on the cast. Well, I already said that Stallone and Banderas did well but my compliments go to Julianne Moore. She was brilliant.

Vote : 80/100.


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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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