Assassins script
Assassins (1995)
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.[


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!

Finally, Ketcham begins to just cry. Nothing left to say.

A man in mourning for himself. But Rath is not

unaffected, not without his own peculiar version of mercy.

Keeping the .22 steady, an inch behind Ketcham's head,

Rath reaches into his jacket. He pulls out a second,

nearly identical silenced .22. Ketcham looks down,

curious as the clip drops into the mud at his feet.

Rath, ready to fire at any sign of trouble, gently eases

the gun into Ketcham's hand. Ketcham looks down, smiles.

It's his gun, his dignity.


Hello, old friend.

(hefts it; knows)

One in the chamber.

Slowly, so Rath can see, Ketcham raises the .22, sets the

tip of the silencer against the side of his head. He

squints at the sun, the last thing he'll ever see.


Last few years I've been looking

for a sunrise. Maybe a sunset's


(a beat)

Thanks, Rath.

The sun disappears over the horizon. Ketcham squeezes

the trigger. The SILENCER WHISPERS and he crumples,

begins to sink into the mud.

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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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