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Assassination (1987)

Charles Bronson , Jill Ireland , Peter R. Hunt  |  PG-13 |  DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Stephen Elliott, Jan Gan Boyd, Randy Brooks
  • Directors: Peter R. Hunt
  • Format: Anamorphic, Full Screen, Color, Widescreen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007GZRF
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,333 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Assassination" on IMDb

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Hard-hitting action, cross-country adventure and a government conspiracy that goes all the way to the top! In this pulse-pounding political thriller, action superstar Charles Bronson is at his ruggedbest as a man on a mission to protect the First Lady from ruthless assassins who'll stop at nothingto kill her! When veteran Secret Service Agent Jay Killian (Bronson) is assigned to protect the president's pampered and difficult wife (Jill Ireland), he knows she will be a handful. But what he doesn't know is that assassins are out to kill her! Not only must Killian use his lethal experience to shield the First Lady from danger he must also do it while tracing her would-be murderer to the highest office in the land!

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of Bronson's lesser Cannon movies. April 11, 2004
Format:DVD
Charles Bronson plays a Secret Service Agent assigned to protect the First Lady, who is played by his then real life wife Jill Ireland. When the First Lady becomes the target of an assassin, she and Bronson go on the run, dodging bullets as he tries to find clues as to who is behind it all. This 1987 offering from Cannon studios was nothing special. Director Peter Hunt had previously helmed the James Bond thriller On Her Majesty's Secret Service and the Charles Bronson/Lee Marvin action/chase thriller Death Hunt. Both are far superior to this movie, which features action scenes and assassination attempts that are as unbelievable as they are uninspired. The chemistry between Bronson and Ireland is nice, and the movie does have a sense of humor about itself, but that doesn't stop it from being the most mediocre of the Cannon/Bronson movies.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Charles Bronson plays a Secret Service Agent assigned to protect the First Lady, who is played with snootily comic verve by his real life wife Jill Ireland. When Mrs. President becomes the target of an assassination conspiracy Bronson takes her undercover (no, not like that), dodging bullets as he tries to find clues as to who is behind it all. Nothing special, just painless fun for die hard Bronson fans.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get Ready For Laffs July 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
The films of Mr. Charles Bronson require a different rating scale than other movies. This is why I previously granted "Death Wish 3" five stars. I'm not saying it compares to "Singin' In the Rain" or "Mean Streets" or "Nashville" but as far as Bronson films go, it's vital. This one not so much, though if you thought the "casting couch" had vanished in the late 80's, get a load of the gal who plays Charlie's young girlfriend! This is certainly no "In the Line of Fire" but it's short and stuff blows up. I remember when this was released theatrically and Mr. Bronson and his late wife Ms. Ireland were on TV plugging it. Charlie voiced his dislike of the extreme violence in "Death Wish 3" (i.e., the tons of violent footage Michael Winner added to the climactic scenes). Shame he didn't recognize the movie for the masterwork it has become.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very good, but watchable enough October 21, 2010
Format:DVD
Thankfully the last of Charles Bronson's co-starring vehicles with Jill Ireland, 1987's Assassination feels a bit like a second stab at Love and Bullets but with Bronson's cop now a secret service agent and Ireland's airheaded gangster's moll he's protecting from hitmen now the deeply unpleasant First Lady who's being targeted by a terrorist-for-hire to stop her ruining her husband's re-election prospects. It's all rather silly stuff even at a rushed 86 minutes - after an exploding motorcycle and a massive explosion destroying her yacht, Ireland still doesn't think someone wants to kill her - and director Peter Hunt's a long way from the glory days of OHMSS here (even his legendary editing skills can't hide the worst piece of stunt doubling of the 80s, where Bronson is suddenly replaced on an exploding motorbike by a Lee Horsley lookalike), but a more relaxed Bronson seems a bit more involved in proceedings than in most of his 80s films and shows a pleasingly light touch in his scenes with Jan Gan Boyd. Unnecessary, but a painless timefiller if you're in an undemanding mood.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cannon Lite January 21, 2004
Format:DVD
This is one of the lesser Cannon/Bronson collaborations(though many would say that they are all "lesser"). It was made in the final hours of Cannon before bankruptcy and it shows. Bronson's the agent assigned to protect the first lady, a real you-know-what. Many attempts are made on her life, forcing her and Bronson on the run. Soon, we see her softer side, they become pals, tra-la, tra-la. Pretty by the numbers plot. This was a tame PG-13 effort from Cannon, so all the gratuitous violence and nudity are gone, making it not quite the Cannon we all love. Bronson and Ireland do exchange some funny lines from time to time, but that's about as entertaining as this film gets. If you collect Bronson flicks, this should be the last one you get, if at all.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Assination November 6, 2011
Format:DVD
Very good Movie. If you like Charles Bronson you will like this movie. I Liked it very much course he is one of My Favorite Actors.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Assassination (1987) May 7, 2009
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Great Movie with Great Action and plot for that time which can be watched by a whole family,Charles Bronson Looks Great in this movie
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Charles Bronson Film November 20, 2007
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What's with all the bad reviews everybody? It's a Charles Bronson action picture for goodness sakes. We have explosions, we have action, and we get to see Bronson act with his beautiful wife, Jill Ireland. What we have here is an hour and a half of fun on the silver screen. Bronson will be remembered as one of the best action film heroes. SO, don't go into this film, with your brain turned on, turn it off and you'll enjoy it more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars liked it
I ordered this for my neighbor who had tried getting it from mail order but was ripped off so this was easier and safer to get her what she remembered. Read more
Published 1 month ago by donna pridmore
4.0 out of 5 stars Bronson in Action.
This was a Cool Action Flick and Surprisingly it had a Good Story as well as a Cool Car Crash to.
Published 3 months ago by Joe
4.0 out of 5 stars battles behind the throne
It's Charles Bronson at his best, the last movie he made with his lovely wife Jill Ireland. It was an interesting plot twist as well very entertaining
Published 4 months ago by William Jurgens
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, old fashioned thriller!
It keeps u interested & has a good plot. While not being a big budget movie, the actors are good.
Published 4 months ago by Sara
3.0 out of 5 stars The Politics of Marriage
Assassination, 1987 film

There is a new administration in Washington. Secret Service will protect the First Lady. She rides in an open car, this is against the rules. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Acute Observer
4.0 out of 5 stars Charles Bronson is a good actor.
It is an action packed movie. I like movies to keep flowing which this did. I also like old movies.
Published 10 months ago by Julie Hille
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD Assassination
This is a great movie. I like Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland. This movie was very well done and am glad to have it on DVD. I orded this specifically to replace my VHS copy. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Tricia H
5.0 out of 5 stars Assassination DVD
I am a Charles Bronson fan and found this title listed among some of his movies. It was a typical Bronson show filled with action. Read more
Published 13 months ago by ARTHUR L. JOHNSON
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time or money
Charles Bronson was cranking these out just for the money without any real substance to this movie and his many others. Don't waste your time or money
Published 14 months ago by Erik The Read
3.0 out of 5 stars woof !!!
usual good bronson action. Should have brought doggy treats for jill ireland, woof !!! If bronson had put her down, the bad guys would have cheered!
Published 14 months ago by TV Generation Dave
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