• Assassination Tango (2003)

Assassination Tango

Release Date: March 28th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2003

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, Rubén Blades, Kathy Baker, Luciana Pedraza, Julio Oscar Mechoso, James Keane, Frank Gio, Katherine Micheaux Miller

Director: Robert Duvall

Genres: Thriller , Romance , Drama

Production Co: American Zoetrope

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Quest, 2000s, Suspenseful, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A wonderfully crafted, smartly acted study of a complex old coot. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is not quite successful. It is too secretive about its heart. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    An odd little thriller that celebrates, in order of importance, Mr. Duvall, tango and his real-life significant other, Luciana Pedraza, who makes her attractive debut as a screen actress and, yes, tango dancer.

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