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Assassins is a 1995 thriller about an aging hitman, Robert Rath, (Sylvester Stallone) being pursued by a up and coming assassin, Miguel Bain, (Antonio Banderas); who desires to take Rath's place at the top of the pyramid. Rath is offered a final contract on a computer hacker named Electra (Julianne Moore). Though the contract will provide for his retirement, Rath goes on the run with Electra and Bain is given a contract on both of them. Direct by Richard Donner, the original script was written by The Wachowskis. Producer Joel Silver purchased the script for one-million dollars (USD) at approximately the same time that he purchased the script of The Matrix from the siblings. Richard Donner wanted the violence toned down before agreeing to work on the film, so writer/director Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Payback, Man on Fire (2004)) was brought in to do a one page rewrite. Rath's character was made more sympathetic and the relationship between Rath and Electra was developed further. Helgeland received co-writer credit. The Wachowskis tried to have their names removed from the credits; claiming that the story was "totally rewritten" by Helgeland. Their names remained and Mr. Silver's check was not returned.
The following weapons were used in the film Assassins:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Ruger Mk II
Robert Rath/Joseph Rath (Sylvester Stallone) and Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) both use integrally suppressed Ruger Mk II pistols. Bain tells Rath that he began to carry the "Ruger .22" once he found out that was what Rath used for his contracts. Electra/Anna (Julianne Moore) also uses Rath's Ruger on several occasions. It's identified as an MK II since the receiver has beveled cuts and MK Is did not. Mark Is also came with fixed and adjustable sights. Mk Is also all have a "European release" for the magazine, also known as a "heel release". Ruger Mk Is also appear throughout.
Marushin Airsoft Replica of a Ruger .22 with an integral suppressor, like the ones used in the film.
Rath's Ruger Mk II in the 1980 flashback, clearly showing the Ruger logo. The slide-stop is seen, which was a option in 1982 when Ruger started production of Mk II pistols
Rath's Ruger Mk II (notice the slide lock above the grip, Mk Is do not have one and the bevel cut on the receiver where you "cock" the gun) as he cleans it.
Rath drives the taxi while holding his Ruger Mk I.
Bain sniffs Electra's Jasmine-scented perfume while holding his Ruger in his other hand.
Rath inside Electra's apartment with his Ruger drawn.
Electra/Anna (Julianne Moore
) aims Rath's Ruger while inside the motel room.
Rath holds his Ruger while inside the abandoned hotel room in San Juan.
Rath loads and chambers the Ruger before handing it to Electra/Anna (Julianne Moore
Rath hands the Ruger to Electra/Anna.
Bain kisses his Ruger before wrapping it in newspaper to go down to the bank in San Juan.
Electra/Anna hides behind Bain with Rath's Ruger Mk I.
Bain during the final shootout.
Bain's bloody hand aims the Ruger Mk I.
Bain aims the Ruger Mk I.
Robert Rath/Joseph Rath (Sylvester Stallone
) grips the Ruger .22 while searching for whoever fired a shot near his feet in the finale.
One of Robert Rath/Joseph Rath (Sylvester Stallone) marks is an ex-hitman named Ketcham (Muse Watson), who carries a suppressed Walther PP. Later, Rath ejects the magazine out of the suppressed PP and hands it to Ketcham, stating "it's chambered". Ketcham then uses his own Walther PP to kill himself, saying "My old friend" before shooting himself in the head.
Walther PP - .32 ACP or .380 ACP.
Rath releases the magazine from Ketcham's Walther PP.
Rath hands the PP back to Ketcham.
Ketcham takes the suppressed PP from Rath. The "Walther" logo is visible on the grip.
Ketcham puts the PP to his own head.
Several of Alan Branch's bodyguards (David Dollase and Jim Graham) fire Beretta 92FS pistols at Bain after he takes out Alan Branch in the cemetery. A male Interpol agent in the hotel (Dave Young) that Bain assassinates in the hallway also has a Beretta, albeit suppressed.
A bodyguard fires his Beretta at Bain. This is one of the few unsuppressed weapons seen in the film.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
The policemen arresting Miguel Bain at the cemetery carry Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver - .38 Special
The policemen approach Bain.
A policeman's revolver in his holster.
Heckler & Koch USP
One of the Interpol agents posing as a Dutch buyer carries a suppressed Heckler & Koch USP.
Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
The agent unlocking the hotel door holds a USP.
Another Interpol agent posing as a Dutch buyer carries a suppressed SIG-Sauer P226.
A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm
The agent in the darker jacket holds a P226.
The agent's P226 on the bed as Bain reclaims his beeper.
The other Interpol agent posing as a Dutch buyer carries a suppressed Glock 17.
Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
The agent holds his Glock 17.
The agent aims his Glock 17.
Heckler & Koch P9S
Rath's ex-partner Nicolai Tashlinkov (Anatoli Davidov) confronts him, Electra, and Bain in the finale with a suppressed Heckler & Koch P9S.
Heckler & Koch P9S - 9X19mm
Nicolai approaches Rath with his suppressed H&K P9S.
Nicolai turns with his P9S.
Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) uses a two-tone Sphinx AT380 with a suppressor as he breaks into the room with the Interpol agents.
Bain removes the pistol, described as "nine-millimeter" from the female Interpol agent (Ragna Sigrun
) in the hallway.
Bain with the pistol inside the hotel room.
Remington Model 700
Robert Rath/Joseph Rath (Sylvester Stallone) uses a suppressed Remington Model 700 fitted with a Hi-Lux "Camputer" scope, a popular military scope of the era, in a flashback to 1980 to shoot his former partner, Nicolai. The rifle is slightly anachronistic as the PPS version of the Model 700 was not yet in production in the 1980s.
Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod -.300 Winchester Magnum
Rath constructs his rifle in the San Juan hotel room.
Rath aims his rifle. *Note that Rath's scope is the same as Bain's later in the movie, the Hi-Lux 2.4-10x44 power "Camputer" ART Tactical Rifle scope with the one exception. In Rath's case, the "elevation" turret on the top of the scope has its cap removed, apparently for corrections in aiming or point of impact. It to is mounted on a "quick release" mount, as is Miguel Bain's rifle configuration.
Rath prepares to fire at Nicolai as he leaves the San Juan bank.
Claridge Hi-Tec/Goncz GC
Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) uses a suppressed Goncz GC carbine in the cemetery to kill Alan Branch (Steve Kahan) at the funeral. During his escape from police custody, he retrieves the weapon (which is oddly still loaded after his arrest) and uses it while in the taxi with Rath. (It may also be a Claridge LEC9).
Goncz GA-9 Long Barrel pistol - 9x19mm
Bain aims at Alan Branch.
Bain takes cover in the cemetery as Rath fires at him with his Ruger (hidden in a fake arm cast).
Bain surrenders to police.
Bain with his carbine inside Rath's stolen taxi.
Bain fires at an airborne soccer ball.
Rath sees Bain holding his weapon in the taxi's rear view mirror.
Remington Model Seven
Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) uses an integrally suppressed Remington Model 7 compact tactical rifle with a Leatherwood ART scope and thumb cut stock while waiting for Rath in San Juan. Electra (Julianne Moore) eventually gets her hands on the rifle and fumbles to use it, but manages to take a few shots at Bain. She later gives it to Rath (Sylvester Stallone) who disables it by removing the bolt.
Remington Model Seven Compact Rifle with Integral Suppressor and customized thumb cut stock - .223 Remington. Photographed for IMFDB by MPM2008 from his own Movie Gun Collection. These rifles come in 17 Rem Fireball, .204 Ruger (the two previous calibers were not available when this movie was made), .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, and .243 Win.)
Bain stands at the window with his Remington Model Seven.
Bain aims at the bank in San Juan. Topped with a Hi-Lux "Camputer" ART 2.4-10x44 scope (with automatic range find), which is the same that Stallone used when he "took" his Russian friend. It is mounted to the rifle with a "quick-release" mount where it can be removed from the rifle and replaced with the scope still being accurate or returning to "zero".
Bain practices aiming at the bank. His extra bullets are visible on his sleeve.
Bain anxiously waits for Rath, his target, to leave the bank.
Note the push button floor plate release as also seen on an Interarms X.
Bain's finger on the trigger. Note the bolt knob looks very similar to that of the Winchester Model 70. This rifle may not be a Model Seven. There are several "bolt knobs" styles one can purchase and replace the factory one. So one cannot determine what brand of rifle it is based upon the bolt handle.
Electra finds Bain's rifle laying by the window.
The guard at the San Juan bank carries a suppressed MAC-10. Why a bank guard needs a suppressed submachine gun is never explained (though it would be a prudent measure if he had to fire it indoors).
The guard escorts a bank official over to where Rath is standing.