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Running Time:
114 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Audio commentary with writer-director-star Robert Duvall and costar Luciana Pedraza ; deleted scenes with commentary by Duvall; and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.



Assassination Tango
This is Duvall's second directorial effort, but "The Apostle" was a far better film overall. This is a basically a low-key, old-fashioned, but relatively enjoyable romantic drama. What's most exciting about this film is Duvall's charming wife Luciana Pedraza in her first screen role. She seems to be a naturally talented actress and a fabulous dancer and together they have an infectious onscreen chemistry. This is the story of an aging New York City hitman whose comfortable life with longtime girlfriend (Kathy Baker) and her adoring daughter is disrupted when he is sent to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to knock off a hated military general. What was originally promised to be a 3-day assignment slowly bogs down, as his quarry's schedule keeps changing, making the plan increasingly frustrating. In an effort to stave off boredom, he goes to the local nightclubs and finds himself completely enamored by the Tango and a beautiful Tango dancer. They strike up a tentative friendship that seems promising and keeps him occupied, as he furtively roams about the city for weeks. Duvallís obvious passion for the Tango is plainly evident in the filmís best scenes. Despite the fact that Duvall plays a cold-blooded killer, this is not a typical thriller, but simply a beautifully-crafted and sometimes quite touching character study. But when it's all over, you'll be asking yourself, just who were the bad guys. DVD Features: Audio commentary with writer-director-star Robert Duvall and costar Luciana Pedraza ; deleted scenes with commentary by Duvall; and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.






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