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Assassins (1995)

Assassins

“In the shadows of life, in the business of death, one man found a reason to live.”
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Assassins is a 1995 American-French action film written by the Wachowski brothers and Brian Helgeland, directed by Richard Donner, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore.

Robert Rath (Stallone) is a paid assassin who wants nothing more than to get out of ‘the business’, haunted by the memory of murdering his own mentor Nicolai years ago. Rath is a quiet, morose professional who is on an assignment to kill someone when someone else gets to the ‘mark’ (the target) before he does.

That person turns out to be Miguel Bain (Banderas), a fellow assassin and a competitive psychopath. Rath then has the trouble of trying to figure out who sent Bain, the contractor offers him one last job that could financially allow him to retire – killing the four Dutch buyers and the computer hacker named Electra (Moore) and retrieve a disk that contains sensitive information.

The original spec screenplay was written by Larry and Andy Wachowski and sold for a million dollars to producer Joel Silver around the same time he bought their script for The Matrix, also for a million dollars. The movie was shot entirely in the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett metropolitan area (the Puget Sound region) of Washington State except the ending scenes in which the movie is shot in Puerto Rico. It features a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) procession crossing the streets of San Juan.

The film grossed $30.3 Million in the US and another $53.2 Million worldwide, for a total of $83.5 Million.

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