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Assassination Tango ()


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An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a General in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture.

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Cast

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John J.
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Miguel
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Maggie
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Manuela
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Orlando
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Whitey
Frank Gio ...
Frankie (as Frankie Gio)
Katherine Micheaux Miller ...
Jenny
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Jo Jo
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Cop at Newsstand
Raúl Outeda ...
Tony Manas
Géraldine Rojas ...
Pirucha
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Stella
Richard Marquez ...
Salsa Band Member
Nelson Marquez ...
Salsa Band Member
Guillermo Cespedes ...
Salsa Band Member
Humberto Nengue Hernandez ...
Salsa Band Member
Elvio Nessier ...
General Humberto Rojas
Alicia Palmes ...
Housekeeper
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General's Wife
María Nieves ...
Tia Maria
Orlando Paiva ...
Paiva
Jorge Noya ...
Hotel Night Clerk
Héctor Malamud ...
Hotel Day Clerk
Daniel Reyes ...
Chief of Police
Fernando Llosa ...
Intelligence Officer
Gregory Dayton ...
Intelligence Officer's Aide
Eduardo Wigutow ...
Orlando's Uncle
Marzenka Novak ...
Orlando's Aunt
Natalia Lobo ...
The Prostitute
Ricardo Lazara ...
Pensione Owner
Carmen Renard ...
Pensione Owner's Mother
Javier Rodriguez ...
Pirucha's 1st Tango Partner
Pablo Verón ...
Pirucha's Final Tango Partner
Armando Orzuza ...
Manuela's Tango Partner
Jorge Dispari ...
Tango Instructor and Choreographer
María del Carmen Romero ...
La Turca
Jorge Manganelli ...
Sin Rumbo Club MC
Jorge Varas ...
News Reporter
Javier Montu ...
TV Announcer
Alberto Gabiero ...
Deli Man
Stella Misse ...
Manuela's Girlfriend
Mariana Otero ...
Manuela's Girlfriend
Delfina ...
Manuelita
Maria Salome Resano ...
Riding Teacher
Gabriel Cejas ...
Chirozo Guy
Carlos Rodida ...
Carlito
Estela Arcos ...
Ballroom Teacher
Dario Dorzi ...
Ballroom Dancer
Alicia Beatriz Sampayo ...
Ballroom Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Macarena Farias ...
Classmate girl
Olga Nani
Hernán Pablo Lozano ...
Man in show (uncredited)
Gustavo Pastorini ...
Men at bar (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Duvall

Written by

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Robert Duvall ... (written by)

Produced by

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Steven Brown ... co-producer
Rob Carliner ... producer
Francis Ford Coppola ... executive producer
Robert Duvall ... producer
Raúl Outeda ... co-producer
Linda Reisman ... executive producer

Music by

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Luis Bacalov

Cinematography by

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Félix Monti

Film Editing by

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Stephen Mack

Editorial Department

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Gilbert Carreras ... color timer (as Gil Carreras)
Jeff Chaves ... colorist (digital color correction)
Guillermo Grillo ... second assistant editor
Alejandro Santangelo ... assistant editor
Amy R. Trachtman ... post-production coordinator
Kenneth Wachtel ... assistant editor
Philip Weisman ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Ed Johnston
Renee Rousselot

Production Design by

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Stefania Cella

Art Direction by

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Sara Parks

Set Decoration by

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Javier Casals

Costume Design by

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Beatriz De Benedetto

Makeup Department

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Anthony Gueli ... hair stylist: second unit
Silvana Kopel ... key makeup artist
Nancy Marignac ... assistant hair stylist
Alberto Moccia ... key hair stylist
Manlio Rocchetti ... makeup artist: Mr. Duvall

Production Management

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Barbara Factorovich ... unit manager
Michele Giordano ... production supervisor: second unit
Jennifer Lane ... post-production supervisor
M. Michelle Nishikawa ... production supervisor
Jonathan Perel ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fernando Altschul ... first assistant director
María Alvarez ... second second assistant director
Yvette Gurza ... second assistant director
Elaine Kavanagh ... second assistant director: second unit
Amanda Slater ... first assistant director: second unit
Sebastián Wainstein ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Federico Casagrande ... assistant set decorator
Mauro Do Porto ... assistant property master
Matías Games ... assistant set decorator
Martín Libert ... set dresser
Horácio Mondello ... lead man
Julio Pascoli ... construction coordinator
Elizabeth Schlitten ... property master: second unit
Alejandra Tomás ... property master
Maria Vacas ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Steve C. Aaron ... production sound mixer
Roberto Cappannelli ... re-recording mixer
Benjamin Cheah ... supervising sound editor
Scott Clements ... boom operator
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Kenton Jakub ... adr editor
George A. Lara ... foley mixer
Mark Pearman ... sound effects recordist
Jacob Ribicoff ... foley supervisor
Jac Rubenstein ... supervising dialogue editor
Gisburg Smialek ... assistant sound editor
Steve F.B. Smith ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby (as Steve Smith)
Wyatt Sprague ... sound effects editor
Pablo Trilnik ... sound effects recordist
Peter Waggoner ... re-recording mixer
Lila Yomtoob ... apprentice sound editor
Paul J. Zydel ... adr engineer (as Paul Zydel)
Phillip Fuller ... sound mix technician (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Federico Cueva ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Steven Fagerquist ... digital compositing artist
Peter Koczera ... senior digital artist
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects

Stunts

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Federico Cueva ... stunt coordinator
Mariano Cueva ... stunts
Andrea López ... stunts
Patricio Skinner ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Julio Aranda ... assistant chief lighting technician
Willi Behnisch ... camera operator: "b" camera (as Jorge Guillermo Behnisch)
Joe Christofori ... first assistant camera: second unit
Mark Egyud ... assistant lighting technician: second unit
Brian Heller ... aerial cinematographer
Daniel Hermo ... electrician
Alejandro Manocchio ... second company grip
John McEnerney ... second company grip: second unit
Jorge 'Quito' Molina ... chief lighting technician
Derek Murphy ... electrician: second unit
Ignacio Musich ... first assistant camera
Guillermo Nespolo ... key grip
Gilberto Otero ... camera operator
Vanesa Ritaco ... second assistant camera
Carlos Ritter ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Demián Rodenstein ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Joseph Sciretta ... chief lighting technician: second unit (as Joe Sciretta)
Kevin Smyth ... key grip: second unit (as Kevin Smythe)
Juan Ángel Urrozola ... still photographer
Valeria Weil ... video assist operator

Casting Department

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Sondra James ... voice casting
Jennifer Levy ... casting associate
Pablo Pérez Giménez ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Pam Aaron ... costumer: second unit
María Christina Astudillo ... seamstress
Laura Calcaterra ... wardrobe assistant
Carla Danio ... assistant wardrobe
Ellen Falguiere ... assistant costume designer
Fátima Macera ... key costumer (as María Fátima Macera)
Paula Taratuto ... key costumer
Coca Álvarez ... seamstress

Location Management

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Demian Cosentino ... assistant location manager
Barbara Factorovich ... location manager
Martin Miranda ... location assistant
Gregory Routt ... location manager: second unit

Music Department

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Missy Cohen ... additional music editor
Charles Feldman ... music supervisor (as Charlie Feldman)
Goffredo Gibellini ... score mixer
Patrick Mullins ... music editor

Transportation Department

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Ricardo Avelluto ... transportation coordinator
Gabriel Goldszmidt ... transportation captain
Joe Mallon ... transportation captain: second unit

Other crew

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Susan Paley Abramson ... assistant to executive producer
Patricia Apter ... production coordinator
Julia Auge ... assistant to producer
Luis Bernardez ... assistant to unit production manager
Juan Bruno ... choreographer
Laura Calcaterra ... production assistant
Ernesto Candal ... choreographer
Al Cerullo ... helicopter pilot
Carlos Copello ... choreographer
Aldo Daicono ... choreographer
Enrique De Fazio ... choreographer
Guillermo De Fazio ... choreographer
Jose Delepiane ... choreographer
Cristina Diacono ... choreographer
Samantha Dispari ... choreographer
Ezequiel Farfaro ... choreographer
José Gabriel Fernández ... assistant accountant
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post-production accountant
Armando Giacovelli ... choreographer
Elsa Gutierrez ... choreographer
Jeff Hill ... unit publicist
Shannon Lail ... production executive: Zoetrope
Clementina Quela Linares ... choreographer
Vanina Lurisci ... choreographer
Paula Manzanedo-Schmit ... completion guarantor: Film Finances, Inc.
Vito El Pirata Melino ... choreographer
Gabriel Misse ... choreographer
Alicia Monti ... choreographer
Carlos Moyano ... choreographer
Nati Moyano ... choreographer
Natalia Mussolana ... assistant production coordinator
Leandro Nicemboim ... production assistant
Sean Oliver ... adr loop group
Rosa Olivier ... choreographer
Julie Oppenheimer ... script supervisor: second unit
Hector Pajaro ... choreographer
Ada Pelozzo ... choreographer
Carlos Perez ... choreographer
Rosita Perez ... choreographer
Milena Plebs ... choreographer
Gerardo Portalea ... choreographer
Adam Prince ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Guillermo Quiroga ... choreographer
Argentina Raimondo ... choreographer
Roberto Reis ... choreographer
Eric Schwarz ... production coordinator: second unit
Rosa Rosita Spagna ... choreographer
Anabella Speziale ... assistant to producers
Mary Sunshine ... production accountant
Spring Sutter ... assistant accountant
Gutierrez Hachard Tomas ... production assistant (as Tomás Gutiérrez)
Graciela Torres ... production accountant
Tracy Young ... script supervisor
Roberto Zambrino ... transfer
Pola Zito ... apprentice (as Paula Zito)

Thanks

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Adam Price ... very special thanks (as Adam Prince)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

John J. is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela, a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him. Written by Press kit

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Taglines No one is more dangerous than the man who lives two lives. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Killing Moves (Germany)
  • Убийствено танго (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Tango criminal (Romania)
  • Bérgyilkos tangó (Hungary)
  • O Tango e o Assassino (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $64,474, 30 Mar 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia This movie is Robert Duvall's tribute to tango, which is why he filmed it in Buenos Aires, Argentina, using many real tango dancers and authentic tango locations. Some of the tango celebrity faces you can spot include: Geraldine Rojas and Javiar Rodriguez (Pirucha, sister of Manuela and her first partner), Pablo Veron (Pirucha's final parter in the closing credits), Jorge Dispari and La Turca, Orlanda Paiva, Maria Nieves, Armando Orzuza, Carlos Copello, Alicia Monti, Los Hermanos Macana (two men performing a dance). The club with the checkerboard floor is Club Sin Rumbo, in the outskirt of the city, but a famous barrio for producing excellent tango dancers. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Telma demain (2005). See more »
Soundtracks Hoppin' With Lindy See more »
Quotes John J.: At this age in my life I've finally decided to settle down.
Manuela: Just with one?
John J.: With one what?
Manuela: One woman.
John J.: Two women.
Manuela: Wow.
John J.: She has a daughter. Terrific.
Manuela: One and a half women.
John J.: Yeah.
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