Hour Of The Assassin

  • 1987
  • Movie
  • R
  • Spy

In one of those fictitious South American countries, a moderate new leader is about to be inaugurated, much to the dismay of the generals. When an assassination attempt fails, they send an agent to the US to contact Martin Fierro (Estrada), a former Green Beret. His father, a leftist newspaper editor, was murdered by the old regime, of which the new president...read more

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In one of those fictitious South American countries, a moderate new leader is about to be inaugurated, much to the dismay of the generals. When an assassination attempt fails, they send an agent to the US to contact Martin Fierro (Estrada), a former Green Beret. His father, a leftist

newspaper editor, was murdered by the old regime, of which the new president was a member. The agent of the generals tells Fierro that the president was the man responsible. Estrada flies down and prepares to assassinate the president, but the local CIA man, Merrick (Vaughn), gets wind of the

attempt and trys to foil it. Numerous car chases, train-top fistfights, and gun battles ensue. There is plenty of potential in this film, which was beautifully shot, skillfully cut, and intelligently written. Vaughn gives a sincere, if somewhat outlandish, performance, and the chase scenes are

some of the best ever. In its best moments, the film is almost reminiscent of Z and DAY OF THE JACKAL, two of the best political action dramas ever made. Weak acting is all that keeps this film from being a top-drawer thriller.

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: R
  • Review: In one of those fictitious South American countries, a moderate new leader is about to be inaugurated, much to the dismay of the generals. When an assassination attempt fails, they send an agent to the US to contact Martin Fierro (Estrada), a former Green… (more)

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