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Hour of the Assassin (1987)

Fiero is hired to assassinate the newly-elected civilian president of San Pedro. His employers are a group of generals, threatened by the liberal sympathies of the new president-elect. The ... See full summary »

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Luis Llosa (as Luis Llosa Urquidi)

Writer:

Matt Leipzig
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Estrada ... Martin Fierro
Robert Vaughn ... Sam Merrick
Alfredo Álvarez Calderón Alfredo Álvarez Calderón ... Ortiz
Orlando Sacha Orlando Sacha ... Folco
Reynaldo Arenas Reynaldo Arenas ... Paladoro
Lourdes Berninzon Lourdes Berninzon ... Adriana
Ramón García Ramón García ... Navarro
Oswaldo Fernández Oswaldo Fernández ... Casals
Ramón García Ribeyro Ramón García Ribeyro ... Andujar
Gustavo MacLennan Gustavo MacLennan ... Doc
Alberto Montalva Alberto Montalva ... Costa
Francisco Giraldo Francisco Giraldo ... Roberto Villaverde
Estela Paredes Estela Paredes ... Paladoro's Wife
Javier Solís Javier Solís ... Marcelo
Franjo Antich Franjo Antich ... Tough Kid Motorbike
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Fiero is hired to assassinate the newly-elected civilian president of San Pedro. His employers are a group of generals, threatened by the liberal sympathies of the new president-elect. The generals, having killed Fiero's father years ago, trick Fiero into thinking he is working for the leftist People's Party. Meanwhile, a CIA agent is sent stop to the assassination. It's a race against time as the agent must stop the HOUR OF THE ASSASSIN. Written by Concorde - New Horizons (with permission).

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Action | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Peru | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hora do Assassino See more »

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Concorde Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Worse than Johnny Mneumonic
29 August 2001 | by c_loojSee all my reviews

This movie is horribly written, horribly directed, and the action sequences, are, well...horrible. The storyline is too simplistic, and the very first actions sequence...the car chase, is the worst I've seen. I often found myself wondering where the action is, as its editing could have used a lot of work to smoothly take the viewer along for the ride, instead of switching back and forth to different angles. Its so choppy each little shot could have stood by itself. The lead character, the assassin, is supposed to be a ex-green beret, and shows no evidence of that. No cool special moves or any special skill. Any bum could have been that character, and done a better job of it too. Also, it hints at a sex scene which isn't shown, all you see is a flash of breasts as she's changing. What the hell was that for? This movie is just so disconnected and pining for action sequences it's an embarrassment to the genre. Before this I thought Johnny Mneumonic and Shanghai Killer (one of Chow Yun-Fat's early movies) were the worst action movies I'd seen. It has now reached a new low. I'd only take this tape out again to erase it. Not worth the rental, not worth the view. Should have stayed one hour, like the title says. Better yet, should have not been made at all.


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