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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert Rath
... Miguel Bain
... Electra
Anatoli Davydov ... Nicolai Tashlinkov (as Anatoly Davydov)
... Ketcham
... Alan Branch (as Stephen Kahan)
... Jennifer, Electra's Neighbor
... Bob
... Remy
Kerry Skalsky ... Buyer with Remy
James Douglas Haskins ... Buyer with Remy
... Cop
John Harms ... Cop
Edward J. Rosen ... Cemetery Caretaker
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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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6 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Day of Reckoning  »

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Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,306,268

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,306,268
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Trivia

Richard Donner was talked into directing the film by Joel Silver, who really wanted him on the project. See more »

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Nicolai Tashlinkov tells Robert Rath that he faked his death back in 1980 because "the Cold War was ending". In reality, the Cold War was not just NOT looking it would be over at that point, but one of its most contentious and dangerous periods of dispute between the U.S. and the Soviet Union began around at that time. Any discussion of when it seemed like the Cold War could even be settling down (let alone completely and permanently ceasing) would be ridiculous before Mikhail Gorbachev became the USSR's top leader, and he didn't do so until March 1985. 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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A No-Brained-But-Fun Ride
10 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

In order to really enjoy this movie, you have to put your brain in a freezer for 133 minutes and just refrain from trying analyze anything in here. There are more holes in this story than swiss cheese, as the cliché somewhat goes.

Having said that, however, I did enjoy the action scenes and the by-play between the two assassins - "Robert Rath" (Sylvester Stallone) and "Miguel Bain" (Antonio Banderas) - enough to make it a fun ride. I might even have rated it another star higher had a few things weren't confusing and left unanswered, or Banderas spoke clearer English. Still, it's not bad and for fans of "Sly" and action films, worth a look.


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