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The Assassin (2007)

Assassin John Brown, a heroin-addicted, recent war veteran, is hired to take out a local nightclub owner. When Brown slips, he finds himself on the run from both police and the shadowy corporation that hired him.

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Devin E. Haqq
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Credited cast:
Ira Amyx ... Surveillance Contractor #1
Lyndsey Anderson Lyndsey Anderson ... Attractive Female Driver
Jerome Preston Bates Jerome Preston Bates ... Clive Owens
Jeremy Batiste ... Van Suspect
David Brown Jr. David Brown Jr. ... Heavy
Carl Jay Cofield Carl Jay Cofield ... Task Force Cop #1
Ian Eaton ... Van Suspect
Eric M. Eskenazi ... Homeless Undercover
Charles Everett ... Detective Lawson
Devin E. Haqq ... John Brown
Sherry Hwang Sherry Hwang ... Patron 3
Lou Irizarry Lou Irizarry ... Detective Nick Infranco
Ian Jarvis ... Corporate CEO
Leopold Lowe Leopold Lowe ... Dealer
Hoa Luu Hoa Luu ... Hostess
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Assassin John Brown, a heroin-addicted, recent war veteran, is hired to take out a local nightclub owner. When Brown slips, he finds himself on the run from both police and the shadowy corporation that hired him.

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Live by the code. Die by the code.

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A modern day, mumblecore noir.
2 February 2013 | by josh-797-176850See all my reviews

Simple and brutal, the film follows Assassin John Brown, a numbed out junkie and Iraqi War veteran. In the course of a botched hit, Brown meets a beautiful night club singer only to find she is entwined with the shadowy corporate executive who hired him. With the cops and the corporate goons closing in, Brown rediscovers a reason to live, but can he save the girl and himself in time?

The actors are all well cast. The film is full of extremely memorable and unique characters. John Brown (played masterfully by director Devin E. Haqq) leads his pursuers on a foot chase through Midtown Manhattan and the filmmakers pull off the kind of ballsy 1970's-style location shooting then even big-budget features rarely try these days.

A cinema verite love letter to the city of New York - The showpiece of the film. A hard boiled gem in the tradition of the French New Wave film that inspired it, Jean-Pierre Melville's LE SAMURAI.


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