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Perfect Assassins (1998)

When Dr Ben Carroway (McCarthy) is involved in an assassination where the killers commit suicide once trapped he finds that the killers have no criminal record. However they are all ... See full summary »

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H. Gordon Boos

Writer:

John Penney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew McCarthy ... Ben Carroway
Robert Patrick ... Leo Benita
Portia de Rossi ... Lana Collins
Nick Mancuso ... Samuel Greely
Matthew Laurance ... Special Agent Clark
Aaron Lohr ... Billy Collins
Lisa Jane Persky ... Janice Franklin
Denise Johnson Denise Johnson ... Little Girl
Gusti Diego Gusti Diego ... Carlos Currasco
Michelle Madden Michelle Madden ... Anchor Woman
Gunnar Peterson Gunnar Peterson ... News Producer
Martin Morales Martin Morales ... Cantina Reporter
Kevin McLaughlin Kevin McLaughlin ... Truckman
Aki Aleong ... Dr. Arnold Kuay
Kim Huff Kim Huff ... Ben's Mother
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When Dr Ben Carroway (McCarthy) is involved in an assassination where the killers commit suicide once trapped he finds that the killers have no criminal record. However they are all registered missing children and he sets on a journey of discovery with one of the killer's sister (Portia de Rossi) and a mob hitman (Robert Patrick). In Mexico they find a mansion in large grounds belonging to disgraced Dr Greely where children are taught to be killers by a regime of mental conditioning and they plan to put an end to the conspiracy. Written by Paul Hunter aka "Bob the Moo"

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Breed Apart See more »

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I don't think it deserves all the negative comments...
18 February 2008 | by muvphreekSee all my reviews

I don't think it deserves all the negative comments it has gotten, but that's just my opinion. If other reviewers didn't like it, they have the right to say so. So be it. It wasn't the best made-for-TV movie I've ever seen but it wasn't the worst either.

I did like it well enough to watch it when it came on CineMAX and I was entertained by it. This same sort of "conditioning" that was depicted in "Telefon" in 1977. I'm sure the concept has been used in a few other films as well. I watched it all the way through to see how they chose to end it and ended up enjoying the experience despite my disappointment.

My favorite part is when Lana shows Leo she can "handle herself" as she puts it. The reaction is subtle but unmistakable. I laughed out loud when I saw it. However, I was a bit disappointed at the ending but based on the time when it was made, I guess I should have expected it.

I wouldn't recommend this movie to younger kids as some of the content is a bit gruesome and I can see how it earned its TVMA rating. But as far as entertainment value goes, I liked it well enough to add it to my collection. I give it 5 out of 10.


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