Assassination (1987 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Peter R. Hunt|
|Produced by||Pancho Kohner|
|Written by||Richard Sale|
|Music by||Valentine McCallum
Robert O. Ragland
|Edited by||James T. Heckert|
|Distributed by||Cannon Films|
|January 9, 1987 (USA)|
|Box office||$6,075,793 (USA)|
|This article needs an improved plot summary. (April 2015)|
Jay Killian (Charles Bronson) is a senior member of the Secret Service. On the day before the Inauguration of the new president, Killian has just returned from a six-month sick leave. He is given a new assignment: to protect the First Lady, Lara Royce Craig (Jill Ireland).
Being highly qualified and a seasoned veteran of the service, Killian is dismayed that he is not on the Presidential detail. To make matters worse, Lara proves to be an extremely difficult charge. She is arrogant, condescending, demanding, and she detests the presence of Killian.
With the First Lady doing what she wants and ignoring all of Killian's suggestions, it becomes apparent that someone wants Lara dead—especially when a biker tries to shoot her.
A wild cross-country adventure ensues as Killian attempts to protect Lara and flush out the assassin and his contractor—and the assassination attempts may have originated from the White House.
- Charles Bronson as Jay Killian
- Jill Ireland as First Lady Lara Royce Craig
- Stephen Elliott as Fitzroy
- Jan Gan Boyd as Charlotte Chang
- Randy Brooks as Tyler Loudermilk
- Erik Stern as Eddie Bracken
- Michael Ansara as Senator Hector Bunsen
- James Staley as Briggs
- Kathryn Leigh Scott as Polly Sims
- Jim McMullan as The Zipper
- William Prince as H.H. Royce
- Charles Howerton as President Calvin
- Chris Alcaide as Chief Justice
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