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R| 1 hr. 54 min.

Plot Summary
John J. (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the general he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela (Luciana Pedraza), a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.

Cast: Robert Duvall , Ruben Blades , Kathy Baker , Luciana Pedraza , Julio Oscar Mechoso , James Keane , Frank Gio , Katherine Micheaux Miller

Director: Robert Duvall

Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Distributor: United Artists

Assassination Tango (2002)

Release Date: March 28th, 2003|1 hr. 54 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Duvall missteps in trying to mesh suspense with a love story that also involves the woman (Kathy Baker) John J. lives with and her young daughter (Katherine Micheaux Miller), on whom he disturbingly dotes. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    At heart, ridiculous -- ludicrous in its conception and silly in its spectacle. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    There isn't any kind of dance you can compare to Robert Duvall's latest as an actor/director, though a slo-mo minuet might come close. show more

  • October 21, 2011 Dick
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    An off beat movie that show Duval and his wife at their bes.

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