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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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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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In the shadows of life, In the business of death, One man found a reason to live... See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA

Language:

English | Dutch | Spanish

Release Date:

6 October 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Day of Reckoning 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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SDDS | Dolby Digital

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Douglas and Arnold Schwarzenegger were considered for the role of Robert Rath. See more »

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Even if no one hears the gun battle occurring in the abandoned hotel, there is surprisingly little response to several floors collapsing as Miguel falls through them. See more »

Quotes

Miguel Bain: I beat you to the buyers, and now I've beat you to the mark. I'm sorry, but I think I picked the wrong guy to be my hero.
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Referenced in The Crown: Assassins (2016) See more »

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Beginning to End
Written by Klover and Roy Z.
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Watch two assassins in action for the price of one...
12 August 2006 | by saykengSee all my reviews

If you have watched 'The Mechanic', you will certainly see a parallel between that movie & this movie. Both are fast-paced action movies about two assassins in conflict with each other.

'The Mechanic' starred Charles Bronson in the lead role of a veteran contract hit-man, Arthur Bishop. He took on a cocky but ambitious young man, Steve McKenna, played by Jan-Michael Vincent, to be his protégé. The latter turned the table on the master.

In this movie, 'Assassins', Sylvester Stallone played the lead role of a veteran contract hit-man, Robert Bath, who apparently was number one in the business. A cocky, but ambitious young hit-man, Miguel Bain, played by Antonio Banderas, came into the scene with the fatalistic idea of becoming the number one.

Intertwined in their personal conflict of hierarchy, appeared a woman computer hacker, Electra, played by Julianne Moore, as well as a mysterious employer, Nikolai Taslinkov, who seemingly was connected to all the three key characters in the movie.

For the rest of the movie, it was an exciting cat & mouse game between Bath & Bain, with Electra eventually teaming up with Bath to elude from & deal with Bain. The action sequences throughout the movie, especially the shoot-out inside a hotel in the first half & the shoot-out in an abandoned building (in Mexico) towards the end, were really good.

It was quite fun to watch Antonio Banderas playing the hot-headed, crazy guy. He was really good, as good as Sylvester Stallone, who, as typical & in most of his movies of this genre (Nighthawks, Cobra, Judge Dredd, Demolition Man...), played the cool, confident character...maybe, a little stiff in some way. Julianne Moore, a very accomplished British actress, unfortunately had an understated role, although she did her best.

On the whole, 'Assassins' has been an entertaining - never a dull moment - action movie to watch...especially when you can watch two assassins for the price of one!


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