Synopsis: Assassins is a 1995 American action thriller film directed and produced by Richard Donner, written by Andy and Larry Wachowski and also rewritten by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore. The Wachowskis stated that their script was "totally rewritten" by Helgeland, and that they tried to remove their names from the film but failed.[
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
132 min


I knew this day would come. But

this morning, I could've sworn I

was going to live forever.

They're only a few steps away from the first of the

trees. Desperation begins to creep into Ketcham's voice.


Any chance of you telling me who

the Contractor was? Huh?

(off no answer)

At least tell me how much I was

worth. A dime? Two?

They're into the trees. Ketcham doesn't need to be told.

He stops just where a dead branch hangs from a tree.



Rath uses the .22 to gesture Ketcham to the left. Ketcham

gives the branch a wistful smile. Leaving his last hope

behind, he takes a few steps over.


We both play the game, Rath.

Sooner or later the wheel turns.

For everybody. Who's got your

bullet? What kind of shoes'll

you be wearing when the day comes?

Rath's answer is to move directly behind him. Ketcham

is finally showing his fear.


Whatever the contract is, I'll

double it. Just say you couldn't

find me. Buy yourself some good


Ketcham can't see, but he almost senses it as Rath raises

the silenced .22 to the back of his head.


Oh, God. Don't pull yet, not yet.

Christ, I've done some bad things

in my time.


I can't die like this. Not like

a mark. I'm not a mark!

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Brian Helgeland

Brian Thomas Helgeland (born January 17, 1961) is an American screenwriter, film producer and director. He is most known for writing the screenplays for L.A. Confidential (for which he received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), Mystic River, and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Helgeland also wrote and directed 42 (2013), a biopic of Jackie Robinson, and Legend (2015), about the rise and fall of the Kray twins. more…

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