Assassins (1995)

Genres - Action, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Chase Movie  |   Release Date - Oct 6, 1995 (USA)  |   Run Time - 132 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner helms this action-adventure yarn in which Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone), a veteran, burned-out hit man for hire who's looking to leave his profession, meets a younger, crazier, more ambitious competitor, Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas), who is out to best Rath and make him a target in the process. Rath signs on for one last hit, but complications ensue when he falls in love with the mark, a beautiful, mysterious woman named Electra (Julianne Moore). Bain sets out to murder Electra as well, and the chase leads the two assassins into a deadly game of wits that takes them from Seattle to Puerto Rico. Critics and audiences both turned away from this thriller, which was co-scripted by Bound writer/directors Larry and Andy Wachowski and L.A. Confidential screenwriter Brian Helgeland.

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assassination, bad-guy-turns-good, bad-guy-vs-bad-guy, cat-and-mouse, competition, enemy, hitman, kidnapping, love, on-the-run, rival