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Silent Trigger (1996)

Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.

Director:

Russell Mulcahy

Writer:

Sergio Altieri
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolph Lundgren ... Shooter
Gina Bellman ... Spotter
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ... Supervisor
Christopher Heyerdahl ... O'Hara
Emma Stevens Emma Stevens ... Target Woman
Alexandria Haber Alexandria Haber ... Peasant Girl
Reynald Robinson Reynald Robinson ... Refugee
Dale Hayes Dale Hayes ... Refugee
Erin Simms ... Refugee
Jonathan Robert Rondeau ... Refugee
Carl Alacchi ... Soldier
Jonathan Larocque Jonathan Larocque ... Soldier
Andreas Apergis ... Soldier
Tim Post ... Soldier
Jason Cavalier ... Soldier
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Storyline

Action superstar Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier) delivers big-screen entertainment in the adventure thriller that's loaded with special effects and hard-hitting action...SILENT TRIGGER! Lundgren plays a top political assassin who's teamed with a sexy female counterpart (gorgeous Gina Bellman) to gun down a target. But when emotions begin to cloud his thoughts, it sets off an explosive series of events leading to the ultimate climax of kill or be killed! From the director of Highlander and The Shadow, SILENT TRIGGER is action -packed entertainment that'll blow you away! Written by Hollywood Pictures Home Video

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Taglines:

They trained him to kill. Now they want him dead. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violent content and language, and for some sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 October 1996 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Algonquin Goodbye See more »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The original title is "The Algonquin Goodbye" (under which it was written and produced), an ironic reference to the Algonquin Hotel in New York. See more »

Goofs

When O'Hara was flying through the glass, after being shot by Klein, he wasn't cuffed to toilet seat. In the next shot he was cuffed again. See more »

Quotes

Waxman: There's an old saying: just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.
Clegg: Yeah. That's not a saying, it's a joke. An OLD joke.
Waxman: Really? I never laughed.
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Alternate Versions

Although rated not under 18 the German version (VHS & DVD) is cut for violence. It was ultimately released uncut in Germany on Blu-ray in 2014's limited edition from Subkultur Entertainment. See more »

Connections

References The Killer (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Sacred Revelation
Written by Quinn
Performed by Quinn
Published by Mysterion (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Shiro Records
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Great Film
17 September 2000 | by dsteve15See all my reviews

After reading the other reviews I can say what some may not like about this film makes it a hit for me. Great soundtrack and musical score. Awesome effects and stunts. This film swings back and forth from near stillness to total pandemonium. It is agreeably disconcerting. Predicting the next scene is impossible. A survival movie of 5 stars. I concur this film has a strange quality, even exotic. Everything about Silent Trigger is excellent, including the acting. I really liked the set design. You might like this movie less if you need a visible plot and an even pace (it's not here!). Silent Trigger would be good in a trio including, say, The Anderson Tapes (Sean Connery and Dyan Cannon) and The Peacemaker (George Clooney and Nicole Kidman), because of the contrast and similarities in all three films. At any rate it would seem to be a film that could use a balance, because it does have a slice factor. So my advice is to pair it with a few other films and round out your viewing.


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