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.

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Richard Donner

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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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

In every scene where Rath and Bain communicate with the contractor through their computers, the sound of the keystrokes, as well as the positioning of their fingers, don't always match up with what's appearing on the screen. 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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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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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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Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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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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1.85 : 1
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